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Resort Unveils “The Ledges” Wing Featuring 40 Specialty Suites and a Classically Restored New England Cottage

Cape Neddick, ME (May XX, 2018) – Cliff House Maine, which is nestled across 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, along with owner Rockbridge and local Hoteliers and owners Marc Dugas and Peter Anastos, proudly announce the completion of the second and final phase of the hotel’s landmark transformation with the debut of 40 specialty suites. The second phase introduces newly-built, upscale suites and amenities with exceptional design that blends the property’s coastal chic atmosphere and modern technologies with traditional Maine authenticity.

“The team worked very hard to realize the vision of Cliff House with the completion of this final renovation,” said Jim Merkel, CEO, Rockbridge. “We have enjoyed the collaboration, which created a truly unique destination in Maine as well as New England.”

Guests may select from 40 newly designed suites including a One-Bedroom Oceanfront Corner Suite with two private terraces and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean; a Ledges Two-Bedroom Oceanfront Suite featuring expansive two-bedroom suites, with elegant nautical touches, private terraces and beautiful views; or an Oceanfront King with Bonus Bunk Room ideal for families, complete with one king-sized bed, a bunk bed and a full-sized sleeper sectional sofa. In the new Ledges wing, guests may also stay in the Elsie Weare Suite, named after the woman whose vision was the driving force behind creating Cliff House in 1866. This very desirable suite features a full kitchen and dining area, fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom that work, dramatic terraces, oversized soaking tub and endless ocean vistas. Guests may also choose the Captain Perkins Suite, which is named after Elsie's brother who originally built Cliff House, a beautifully appointed suite featuring a master bedroom, spacious living room, a dining room and a studio kitchen. Suite amenities include a welcome snack basket, a “Wild and Free” Kit from the Spa at Cliff House, luxurious plush slippers, complimentary valet parking, and nightly turn-down service with chocolates from Astor, and vintage postcards.

All of the rooms and suites in the new Ledges building boast even more Cliff House Maine allure, because they are built on the original hotel footprint, allowing unparalleled proximity to the cliffs, a truly one-in-a-million view and experience. The new collection of suites, which varies in size from 820 to 1,800 square-feet, were custom designed with graceful style by notable architecture firm Cooper Carry Architects and interior design firm TruexCullins, the same team that completed the first phase of Cliff House Maine’s transformation last year. The guest rooms feature maritime-chic décor, king-sized beds, sumptuous bedding, exclusive bath amenities, private terraces and stunning water views. Inside the spacious luxury suites, there is a picturesque, cottage feel with tasteful New England design elements. The color palettes of the suites range from creamy whites and warm neutrals, to the distinct grey-blue of the Atlantic Ocean, enhancing the feel of a getaway escape.

Cliff House Maine now offers a total of 226 accommodation options, including 186 guest rooms and 40 suites. All have stylish, coastal-inspired furnishings, luxury Comphy linens and made-in-Maine Cuddledown comforters, each with private terraces overlooking the scenic Bald Head Cliff. The new rooms and suites were thoughtfully designed for the convenience of remaining indoors while traversing the resort. Guests may venture outside, perhaps while donning one of Cliff House Maine’s cozy hooded robes to enjoy one of the oversized, heated year-round hot tubs with a glass of wine or a beer.

In addition, located a stone’s throw from the resort lobby is the quintessential New England Weare Cottage. The original home to the Weare family, this idyllic, classically restored cottage is perfect for families or groups of friends. Designed with graceful coastal style, the cottage features the original stone fireplace, three bedrooms, a full gorgeously designed kitchen and a front porch to take in the ocean breezes and serene views.

“Our entire team is pleased and honored to announce the completion of the newest oceanfront resort on the scenic coast of Southern Maine; it is an exciting step forward for us,” said General Manager Nancy White. “As a property rich in local history, it is imperative to fuse its unique past with updated, well-appointed and stylish amenities and comforts sought by today’s travelers. “

There is an array of Maine-inspired food and beverage choices between the property’s innovative signature restaurant, The Tiller, and the classic oceanfront Nubb’s Lobster Shack. Both are open year-round and offer local, seasonal ingredients and handcrafted cocktails. Bald Coffee Company will also be opening Memorial Day weekend featuring Portland’s signature Bard Coffee.

Cliff House Maine is also home to the scenic and nature-inspired Spa at Cliff House and offers a luxurious escape, with restorative, natural treatments, a full-service salon, a state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio, and a cliff-side spa sanctuary where guests can unwind and relax.

Having first welcomed guests in 1872, Cliff House Maine remains an iconic, authentic New England resort, one that provides an unforgettable escape to all travelers with its remarkable views, upscale comforts and diverse range of both indoor and outdoor activities and experiences. Enjoy lobster boils, a stroll on the Cliff Walk and Ogunquit’s Marginal Way, invigorating sunrises, Sunday evening fireworks in the Summer, and weekend evening entertainment. The property features a dedicated family pool and various family friendly activities, including toasting marshmallows at the fire pit while sharing sea tales. Cliff House Maine invites travelers to experience the new meaning of Maine with exclusive Summer rates starting at $489, and suites starting at $679. For more information about Cliff House Maine, visit or call 855-210-6901.

For a limited time, Cliff House Maine is offering a Suite Sale to celebrate the launch of Ledges. When guests book a 4-night stay in any one of the suites, they will receive $300 in resort credits. Bookings must be made by May 30th using promo code SUITEDREAMS. Plus, when you book a suite, you’ll receive something sweet in the mail from Maine’s iconic, leading specialty food product, Stonewall Kitchen.

About Cliff House Maine

Nestled across 70 oceanfront acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, Cliff House Maine offers guests unrivaled experiences that are accessible, exceptional and spectacular. Acquired by Rockbridge, along with Maine Hoteliers Marc Dugas and Peter Anastos, the property reopened in September 2016 following a landmark revitalization and completed its second and final phase in October 2017. Cliff House Maine reemerges from this transformation as one of the most captivating coastal destinations of its kind with 226 stylish accommodations, including 186 guest rooms and 40 luxury suites, in addition to a classically restored New England Cottage with a front porch overlooking the ocean. Under the direction of Executive Chef Rick Shell, the distinct restaurant and bar concepts – The Tiller, Tidemark Terrace and Nubb’s Lobster Shack – combine the region’s culture and tradition with culinary innovation. The property boasts a 9,000-sq. ft. luxury spa, 25,000-sq. ft. of meeting and event space, an adjacent 18‐hole semi‐private golf course and so much more to provide guests an authentic and memorable Maine getaway. Visit to learn more or follow us on Facebook: @CliffHouseMaine, Instagram @CliffHouseMaine and Twitter @CliffHouseMaine.

About Rockbridge

Rockbridge has been investing in and building brands for nearly 20 years. The business has made 223 hotel investments in 38 states worth more than $5 billion in capitalization. Rockbridge has been a prolific investor in the hospitality space and recently delivered several new, independent hotels similar to Cliff House. These properties include The Eliza Jane (New Orleans, LA), The Adolphus (Dallas, TX), Noelle (Nashville, TN) and soon to open, The Alida (Savannah, GA), and Charter Hotel (Seattle, WA), to name a few. Rockbridge’s core strength comes from its collaborative team, innovative thinking, relentless curiosity, and focus on its culture. These attributes are among a strong set that have positioned Rockbridge as a leading investor and partner in the hospitality business. Learn more about Rockbridge at

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States and Caribbean. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties, the award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.

About Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen is a leading specialty food producer headquartered in York, Maine. Founded in 1991 by partners Jonathan King and Jim Stott, the two established themselves selling jams and jellies at local farmers’ markets, fairs and festivals with their flavorful line of distinctive and high-quality food items. Over time, they expanded their product line to include sauces, condiments, dressings and baking mixes. Today, Stonewall Kitchen is known for its innovative product development, beautiful packaging, stunning retail spaces and exceptional customer service. It now boasts more than 6,000 wholesale accounts nationwide and internationally, thriving catalog and web divisions and 10 retail Company Stores along the East Coast. As the winner of 29 prestigious awards from the Specialty Food Association and the only recipient of the coveted Outstanding Product Line Honors three times, Stonewall Kitchen is proud to be one of the most awarded specialty food companies in the country. For more information about Stonewall Kitchen, please visit

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