The Society Hotel

One of the coolest additions to Portland hospitality and lodging offerings was the opening of The Society Hotel— a boutique hotel with a hostel component in the city’s Old Town/Chinatown district.


It’s not just a 135-year-old structure with a cast-iron front, but a living, iconic addition to the Portland visitor scene. It is also a beacon in the revival and revitalization of historic Old Town/Chinatown.


Weinstein PR produced a PR plan, which included key messages, media training, media tours, press releases, media for the grand opening and more. The long-term goal was to establish the surrounding neighborhood as the festive epicenter of Chinatown, an effort that can serve as a national model to revitalize Chinatowns in other metro areas.


Here’s the press kit we developed. Media coverage was phenomenal, including The New York TimesPortland Mercury, Travel Portland, Bend BulletinLos Angeles Times, Travel + LeisureOregon Jewish LifeThe Oregonian and many more.


In 2017, we helped announce that The Society Hotel will open a second location in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in the 80-year-old Bingen School in Bingen, Wash. The second hotel is slated to open in summer 2019.