Hotel restaurants are a different slice of pie. They exist to serve the guests of the hotel. But the needs of those guests may be quite different than the needs of someone who isn’t staying at the hotel, but is looking for a good meal.
As a result, as this article in the Wall Street Journal details, hotels all over the country are changing how they position their dining rooms for the marketplace.
At the Hood River Hotel, we’re changing, too.
In response to public demand, we’ve taken on a two-pronged approach to use of our dining room. We continue to deliver delish breakfast and lunch menus from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. After that, our dining room is closed to walk-in diners — and wide open for groups wanting a place to hold an evening meeting, party or business dinner.
To make it worth our while, we require only that your group include at least 25 diners. To arrange a menu that fits your budget, simply contact general manager Cathy Butterfield or at 541-386-1900.
We have a couple of different seating options.
- Downstairs — The area off our lobby near the bar can comfortably seat 30 people.
- Mezzanine — Overlooking our lobby, this area also seats 30 people. It includes a wide-screen HD TV and a sofa, if you want to create a more casual, social event.
- Of course, you can combine both areas to serve up to 60 people.
- For groups larger than that, we can arrange service in our private Landmark Room, which seats up to 150 people.