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Landmark Hotel Opens in Portland, Maine

by Holly Riddle

Jul 8, 2024

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Portland, Maine, just welcomed its first independent full-service hotel in more than 20 years: The Longfellow Hotel.

 

The boutique property offers just less than 50 guestrooms and takes inspiration from its namesake: Portland native Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The property embraces the aesthetic of Maine’s surrounding rugged landscapes, but combines it with elevated tradition to appeal to today’s luxury traveler.

 

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Beyond guestrooms, the property is also home to a counter-service breakfast and lunch restaurant that highlights local ingredients, as well as a European-inspired lobby bar serving classic cocktails, local products and zero-proof drinks. A spa is also on site.

 

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Eco-conscious travelers will be happy to know The Longfellow Hotel takes a sustainable approach through thoughtful touches such as complimentary bicycles for guests, electric luxury car service to Old Port and the use of zero single-use plastics throughout.

 

“The interiors feel familiar, yet impart a true sense of place, by blending contemporary elements with traditional touches to evoke a modern timelessness. The design establishes a sequence of spaces that invites visitors in, while handsome details encourage them to linger and indulge,” said Jou-Yie Chou, partner, Post Company, the design studio enlisted to bring the hotel concept to life.

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