PORTLAND, Maine—Officials with New Castle Hotels & Resorts unveiled the $6 million, 36-room expansion and renovation of the Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport in Portland, Maine, with a vine cutting ceremony and community gardening event at the nearby Masonic Learning Center.
“With 36 additional hotel rooms and a ‘roots to fruit’ renovation of the existing 88 rooms and public spaces, the Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport is in full bloom, ready to meet the growing needs of the Portland market and the expanded international Jetport,” said Gerry Chase, president and COO of New Castle Hotels and Resorts, which operates the hotel.
The hotel is owned by Rockbridge and is one of three Maine hotels owned by Rockbridge and managed by New Castle.
The Hilton Garden Inn “Project Grow” lobby redesign creates a garden party feel that invites lingering over a drink at the hotel’s Garden Grille and bar, gathering with friends, or relaxing with a good book. This indoor oasis is highlighted by cabana draperies, pendant lighting and lanterns in the atrium, extensive interior and exterior plantings, and a garden cart of food and drinks. Communal breakfast and bar tables, along with comfortable, patio-style furnishings, give guests a place to gather and mingle.
The Hilton Garden Inn Portland Jetport is adjacent to the international airport and offers 124 new and completely renovated guestrooms, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, 800 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center and a newly upgraded lobby, featuring the brand’s Garden Grille and bar, serving breakfast, cocktails, and dinner daily. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to the airport and downtown Portland, as well as in-room WiFi.
Portland International Jetport’s $65 million expansion nearly doubled the size of the state’s largest airport and helped bring Southwest Airlines to the state. The Jetport continues to explore additional routes and airlines.