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Longfellow Hotel Debuts in Portland, Maine

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 11, 2024

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Longfellow Hotel recently began welcoming guests. The 48-room boutique hotel comes from Maine-based, family-owned hospitality group Uncommon Hospitality. Award-winning design studio Post Company is behind the hotel’s design. The property marks the first independent, full-service hotel opening in Portland in more than two decades.

“We’re thrilled to finally welcome guests to The Longfellow, a project that we’ve lovingly infused with Portland’s proud, independent spirit, and the entrepreneurial ethos of our surrounding neighborhood,” said Tony DeLois, co-founder and COO, Uncommon Hospitality.

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The hotel is named after poet and Portland native Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Post Company imbues the design with Portland and New England charm, honoring traditional architecture and highlighting works from local artists.

“Our design for The Longfellow honors the city’s history and wild beauty, and also nods to the integrity of the surrounding buildings,” said Jou-Yie Chou, partner, Post Company. “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.”

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Enjoy breakfast and lunch from Twinflower Café, which focuses on a vegetable-forward menu using local ingredients. Five of Clubs, the European-influenced lobby bar, serves light bites, shareable plates, craft cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic options. The state-of-the-art Astraea spa boasts private infrared sauna rooms combined with curated massage and meditation experiences, and products from award-winning VOYA.

With a focus on sustainability, Longfellow Hotel offers guests complimentary Priority Bicycles, electric vehicle charging stations, electric luxury car service, zero single-use plastics and real keys in place of plastic keycards.

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