Cliff House Maine Unveils Newly Reimagined Resort
Cliff House Maine celebrates the completion of the first phase of a large-scale reinvention.
According to a release, investment firm Rockbridge partnered with Maine hoteliers Marc Dugas and Peter Anastos along with hotel development company RBHD to revitalize Cliff House.
The company said for the first time in its144-year lifespan, the property will remain open year-round.
"Cliff House has one of the most spectacular settings in all of New England," noted Jim Merkel, Rockbridge CEO. "We are thrilled to partner with Marc and Peter. Together, we focused on every detail during the renovation and believe the improvements seamlessly add to the charm and character of this wonderful hotel."
The renovation touched nearly every aspect of the resort, adding new amenities and enhancing existing features throughout, such as fully renovated guestrooms; a reconcepting of the resort's restaurants and bars, including a Maine lobster shack and a feature restaurant showcasing locally-sourced cuisine; a new 4,300 square foot ballroom; and a new full-service spa and fitness center.
"We are excited to welcome guests and provide them with a special Maine escape through our regional culinary offerings, locally-inspired design features, upscale amenities and unique indoor and outdoor experiences," said Scott Spann, General Manager of Cliff House. "In addition to these exceptional offerings that will make Cliff House New England's most sought after coastal destination, we have built a team of truly talented and passionate people to provide genuine and devoted hospitality service. In the end, we know it's the engagement between our team members and our guests that make all the difference, and that's what you can expect at our Maine retreat."
To celebrate the reopening of Cliff House, the resort is offering an exclusive Seas the Day Package including:
-Overnight accommodations for 2-nights
-Welcome cocktails (or mocktails) upon arrival
-Dinner for two at The Tiller Restaurant on evening of choice
-Package is available through December 22.
-Rates start at $299 per night, based on double occupancy
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Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose
Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.
According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.
Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.
"The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."
The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at papyrusonline.com
"I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."
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