Hotel GM to stay in Pioneer Square dome

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A 24-foot transparent dome has taken root in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. And a local hotel general manager is living inside it until Friday, May 3, 2013. (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A 24-foot transparent dome has taken root in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square.

And a local hotel general manager is living inside it.

The dome is a re-creation of a hotel from the Kimpton’s RiverPlace Hotel: a couch, computer, TV and even the manager’s dog.

RiverPlace Hotel General Manager Ryan Kunzer said he’s prepared to sleep inside the dome as well.

“I might have my noise canceling headphones,” Kunzer told KOIN 6 News. “I’ll at least have that available.”

The manager admits this is ultimately a publicity stunt to get the word out about renovations at the hotel.

“Spectator[s] can witness all the complimentary Kimpton amenities the RiverPlace offers, firsthand,” a news release touts.

As for Kunzer, he’ll be living in the square until 7 p.m. Friday.

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