Hotel Monaco Unveils the Quiet Room


Guests attending a meeting at Portland’s Monaco Hotel may want to take advantage of the hotel’s newest addition. It is called the Quiet Room.

The Quiet Room is a place where guests can simply hit pause for a minute to re-center, whether they need a break from an all-day meeting or are an overnight guest who just needs a moment of Zen.

Located on the fifth floor, the private space can be requested to pray, meditate, brainstorm, roll out a yoga mat or for whatever temporary use it’s needed. There’s no charge or reservation needed, visitors just have to stop by the front desk to log in and they’ll receive the key to 30 minutes of uninterrupted private time.

For such a small space, a lot of thought went into its creation and setup. Robert Hannigan, general manager of the Monaco explains, “The idea for a Quiet Room started when we realized that the needs of all meeting goers weren’t being met by an available guest room, event space or business center when they required a moment of privacy.” Hannigan adds, “There was a small amount of square footage to work with, but our team put a lot of thought into the layout. We consulted with new moms, religious leaders and yoga practitioners to ensure it was conducive for all the personal uses we identified. Feedback so far has been phenomenal.”

The Monaco Hotel is located in downtown Portland. The hotel offers 8,00 square feet of meeting space for groups as large as 180 and 221 guest rooms for overnight guests.