Cliff House Maine to Reopen
Following a $40 million transformative renovation, Cliff House will reemerge as a captivating, coastal-chic New England destination.
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Cliff House Maine, nestled across 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, will once again open its doors to guests mid-summer 2016 following the first phase of a large-scale $40 million revitalization. This landmark transformation will offer a true Maine experience including a singular blend of captivating horizons, casual elegance, inspired cuisine, and thoughtful service, positioning Cliff House to be New England’s most sought after, year-round coastal resort.
“We are thrilled to announce the reopening of Cliff House, which will provide a completely new and enhanced experience to visitors in Southern Maine,” said Scott Spann, General Manager of Cliff House Maine. “Guests, whether traveling for leisure or business, will have the opportunity to become immersed in the true essence of Maine through our magnificent setting, locally-inspired programming and upscale amenities.”
With breathtaking views, new upscale accommodations, inspired oceanfront restaurants and bars, a full-service spa and wellness center, and robust meetings and events space, Cliff House is an ideal destination for the most discerning travelers. Guests will experience the beautiful, yet rugged coast without ever really roughing it.
Redesigned Rooms with Panoramic Ocean Views
Cliff House will feature 132 well-appointed guest rooms, each with terraces overlooking the majestic Bald Head Cliff and expansive water views. Accommodations within varying guest rooms and suites all boast a coastal-chic custom design that is rich in texture and comfortably refined. Guest room options will range from the Luxury Collection with enchanting fireplaces, king size beds and expansive private terraces to the coveted Luxury Spa Suites located within the spa offering exclusive services and treatments. No matter the guest room type, all guests will enjoy stylish touches and in-room offerings such as premium red flower bath amenities, coastal-inspired furnishings, intimate glass terraces, plush bathrobes and luxury linens.
Regionally Infused Cuisine
Influenced by coastal Maine flavors, the property’s innovative restaurants and bars will offer guests delicious meals inspired by indigenous Maine products, presented with grace and style. Suspended above the Atlantic for panoramic ocean views with spectacular sunrises, Cliff House’s signature restaurant, The Tiller, will feature a seasonal menu containing varying flavors for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The venue will serve farm-fresh local produce, line-caught fish, roasts and homemade recipes passed down from generations. This impeccable location to celebrate the day with outdoor refreshments extends its innovative amenities into a casual oceanfront lounge with exceptional views. The Tiller’s outdoor bar is just past the double sided fireplace, paying homage to the fisherman and early rum distillers of New England with fresh and regional dishes and cocktails on the terrace. An idyllic oceanfront retreat, Nubb’s Lobster Shack provides guests with beloved Maine lobster rolls, fried clams, raw bar, and juicy burgers with pickled garden tomatoes while playing games and engaging in lively conversation. A selection of local craft beers from regional brewers offers a wide spectrum of session IPAs to rich seasonal porters, while cocktails are handcrafted with garden-picked ingredients.
Sea-Inspired Spa Services
The traditions and natural treasures of the sea serve as the inspiration behind the 9,000 square-foot spa at Cliff House. The spa combines time-honored techniques and an array of treatments featuring four lavish product lines: Elemental Herbology, Sciote, Red Flower and Zents, which provide unparalleled renewal. Embracing “wild and free” elements of coastal Maine, the spa channels the transformative interplay of water, stone, sky and sand. It will serve as an oasis for guests to rejuvenate and recharge through a circuit of saunas, steam rooms and aroma showers, as well as services. Showcasing the best wellness and beauty practices, the spa invites guests to Reiki energy work, deep tissue therapy and stone therapy. Unique skincare and body treatments will be available from organic botanical poultice ritual to wild blueberry and sugar scrubs, all tying back to the natural wonders of the properties environment. The spa is open to both guests of the resort, as well as local residents in the area, to indulge in rejuvenation at Cliff House.
Upscale Meetings & Events
Boasting over 25,000 square feet of new and flexible meeting and event space, Cliff House will cater to upscale corporate events, meetings or presentations. From intimate gatherings to large events up to 300 attendees, groups can choose from a selection of 11 unique meeting spaces, which offer ocean views, complimentary Wi-Fi and expert audiovisual services. Larger groups can utilize the expansive Cliffside Ballroom or 150 seat spacious amphitheater. Additional capabilities will include intuitive planning services ensuring every detail of each social or corporate gathering is organized and stress-free. Groups will also have access to locally sourced menus including some of Maine’s most famous delicacies such as haddock, lobster and nourishing fresh fruit juices.
Ethereal Oceanfront Weddings
Expert catering and wedding specialists ensure flawless events that are emblematic of coastal Maine and distinctive of the celebrants’ singular vision, bridging tradition and imagination. In the new Atlantic Ballroom, expansive panoramic windows will reveal unobstructed views of the ocean, while enchanting fireplaces and fire pits bring warmth and gathering into the more intimate spaces. A variety of outdoor ceremony venues provide alternative options to tie the knot among spectacular settings. Additionally, The Tiller’s Private Dining Room is an elegant and exclusive space for private dinners of 25 guests maximum, set above a picturesque backdrop for special celebrations.
Fun for Everyone
Guests will have access to year-round recreation throughout the property and in the surrounding New England coastal area. The resort is set on 70 lush acres that will include a 9,000 square foot luxury spa as well as 18-hole golf course adjacent to the property. Tennis, hiking, biking, sea kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and helicopter tours of the lighthouses and coastlines are just among a few thrilling activities that will be available to guests. Beyond the on-property recreational activities, Cliff House is conveniently located nearby Southern Maine’s popular attractions such as Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Playhouse, Nubble Lighthouse, Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School, The Kittery Outlets, Seashore Trolley Museum and the 30,000 acres of wildlife Mount Agamenticus.
Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, the resort is located just an hour north of Boston and within driving distance of Portland and New York City. The resort will expand further with additional guestrooms and an adults-only pool in spring 2017.
Cliff House opening rates start at $449 per night. For more information about Cliff House, visit www.destinationhotels.com/cliff-house or call 207-361-1000