Rockbridge, a leading hotel investment firm, has announced the acquisition of The Cliff House Resort & Spa, a historic 166-room resort situated on 70 oceanfront acres atop Bald Head Cliff in Ogunquit, Maine’s south coast.
Rockbridge, through a joint venture with Maine-based hoteliers Marc Dugas and Peter Anastos, purchased the resort with plans to complete a comprehensive renovation after the 2015 season, revitalising the distinguished property.
The destination hotel will open for the season in April 2014, welcoming travellers to experience more than a century of Maine heritage.
“We are thrilled to make an investment in another significant Maine hotel,” said Jim Merkel, chief executive officer of Rockbridge.
“We endeavour to create great hotel experiences for our guests, and are excited to do just that with The Cliff House.”
New Castle Hotels will manage The Cliff House for Rockbridge, on the heels of another significant revitalisation project by the companies.
The Westin Portland Harborview - the first Westin branded hotel in Maine - re-opened in December 2013 following a complete restoration of the historic landmark hotel.
Located along Maine’s rocky coast, the celebrated resort features picturesque oceanfront views in a serene setting.
Guests choose from an array of amenities including three dining options ranging from fine to casual, 13,000 square feet of meeting space with a 150-seat amphitheatre, a 2,500-square-foot fitness centre, vanishing edge swimming pool, 75-foot indoor lap pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna.
The first oceanfront spa in Maine, The Cliff House offers services with indigenous products like blueberries, juniper and wild roses, providing an authentic Maine experience.
With more than 325 investments across 45 states, Rockbridge is a market leader in hospitality investment.
As an integrated hotel investment firm for more than 20 years, the company consistently seeks quality properties in top performing regions of the US, bringing them to the standards of the modern marketplace to maximise profitability.