It takes vision, calculated risks and hard labor most of us can’t even imagine to transform a moldering vintage motel into a bright, welcoming inn. But there are examples of such thorough renovations all over the Northwest-Portland’s Inn at Northrup Station, Bozeman’s The LARK, Boise’s The Modern Hotel & Bar, to name a few. So goes the story of the 1950s-era Lions Inn Motel in Bellingham, Washington, as it recently became the Heliotrope Hotel.
According to co-owner Dylan Green, one of the community members who purchased the property, “The partnership acquited the building with the vision of pouring our love for the Pacific Northwest into the design and to provide a lodging facility that served both the local and tourist communities.”
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