26 hotels were selected as the most anticipated new hotels from all over the globe this 2023, and the upcoming Longfellow Hotel of Portland, Maine, which is set to open in September 29, 2023 was named on Vogue magazine’s list of “The 26 Most-Anticipated New Hotels of 2023.” It is the only property in all of New England to make the list and just a 1-hour 45-minute drive from the city. And now, they’re finally accepting bookings for the grand opening!
Vogue magazine said about the highly anticipated Longfellow Hotel:
Post Company, whose previous projects include Inness and the Lake House on Canandaigua, was inspired by both Portland’s historic West End architecture as well as Maine’s rugged eastern coastline when designing the new Longfellow Hotel. Think hardwood floors mixed with lime-washed walls, intricate mosaic tile flooring, pine accents and an appropriate amount of navy. In addition to its 48 guest rooms, there will be a Nordic-inspired spa and a yet-to-be-announced restaurant from Portland-based purveyors.
The new hotel is the brainchild of Maine-based Uncommon Hospitality and NYC-based Post Company. Uncommon Hospitality already has several properties in Portland and Ogunquit, making this its eighth project in Maine. Matt Plourde was just appoitnmented as general manager, and they will officially be joining Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The Longfellow will be Portland’s first independent full-service hotel to open in the last 20 years.
The backstory of Portland’s Longfellow Hotel
Set in Portland’s historic West End, the hotel is the namesake of famed Portland poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Several of the 48 guest rooms boast bay windows or balconies. The 4-suites and 44 king rooms juxtapose contemporary elements with traditional New England design. Moldings, ceiling medallions, hardwood floors contrast with lime washed walls, mosaic tiles, and bespoke furniture.
“Having been born and raised in Maine, we felt passionate about continuing to elevate the hospitality offering in Portland through a focus on design and holistic wellbeing. We are thrilled to collaborate with Post Company, and our Maine-based architectural and development team, to create a destination that will complement Portland’s vibrant restaurants, artistic culture and the natural beauty of the region,” said Tony DeLois, Co-Founder and COO of Uncommon Hospitality.
Amenities at the Longfellow Hotel
The food and beverage offerings at the Longfellow Hotel will be curated by local purveyors including a wellness focused cafe for daytime eats and fresh, local seafood for the afternoons. In addition to wholesome food options, the Astraea wellness spa will be the first of its kind in the area.
The 1,800 square-foot Nordic-inspired spa will offer:
- private infrared saunas
- Ming-Sync harmonic sleep loungers
- sound wave therapy
- cold plunge
- halo therapy
- seaweed wraps
- couples treatments
- VOYA natural skin products
Bookings are now open and you may reserve your visit online.
Find the Longfellow Hotel at 754 Congress Street, Portland, ME this Septemeber