US: Family-owned Uncommon Hospitality has announced its latest project, The Longfellow Hotel, will open in summer next year.
Located across the road from the group’s Francis Hotel, The Longfellow is a five-storey boutique property designed by Post Company. It will feature 48 rooms including four suites, a cafe and bar, seafood restaurant, and a spa.
Partner at Post Company, Jou-Yie Chou, said: “This is Post Company’s first hotel project in Maine, a state we’re incredibly fond of. We couldn’t be more excited to help bring The Longfellow to life and celebrate the pristine bounty and dynamism of this state. Maine is known for its rugged coastline, historic and quaint towns and cities and salt-of-the earth personae. Our design for The Longfellow is intended to provide a convivial setting that invites guests and locals alike to relax, rejuvenate and celebrate together amongst friends.”
The F&B offering at The Longfellow includes the Twinflower Cafe, which will be operated by Siobhán and Mike Sindoni, owners of the Wayside Tavern located in The Francis Hotel, as well as the Five of Clubs seafood and charcuterie restaurant.
Inspired by Nordic spa traditions, the Asteria spa comprises two treatment rooms, two private infrared sauna experience rooms with halo therapy, and a meditation room with Mind-Sync Harmonic Sleep Loungers. OSEA products will be used for treatments which will also be sold in the street-level spa retail store.
Tony DeLois, co-founder and COO of Uncommon Hospitality, said: “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.”
Nate DeLois, co-founder and CFO, added: “We love that more people have been discovering Maine, and we wanted to provide a beautifully designed, wellness-focused hotel to serve as the ultimate home base for those exploring the area. The smaller size of our hotel will allow us to provide personalised service and introduce our guests to all the things we love about this dynamic city. We can’t wait to open our doors to travellers and locals, and are proud to have The Longfellow be part of Portland’s continued vibrancy as a creative getaway for generations to come.”