Penrose Hotel

Penrose Hotel

Walla Walla, WA

With over 120 wineries and tasting rooms in and around Walla Walla, demand for accommodations is at an all-time high. Named after Whitman College’s third president, Stephen Penrose, the Penrose Hotel is the renovation of the 110-year-old Oddfellows Building combined with a 4-story addition to accommodate an 82 room boutique hotel. The seismic upgrade of the existing structure included connecting the existing and new wood floor framing systems to the masonry walls, and adding 2 new interior full-height braced frames and a new concrete shear wall. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. The new structure consists of composite deck with light-gauge bearing and concrete shear walls on concrete mat foundations. A steel-framed atrium area connects the two buildings. This project will be Walla Walla’s first 4-star hotel and is managed by MTM Luxury Lodging out of Kirkland.

PSBJ Article;  DJC Article;   Union Bulletin Article


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