Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide debuted its Westin brand in Portland, Maine following the conversion of a landmark property in the heart of the city’s Arts District. Owned by Rockbridge and managed by New Castle Hotels & Resorts, The Westin Portland Harborview is the state’s first Westin hotel, with 289 guestrooms and suites, two dining outlets and a day spa. Formerly known as the Eastland Hotel, The Westin Portland Harborview completed an 18-month, $50-million restoration and renovation project prior to raising the Westin flag.
Built in 1927, The Westin Portland Harborview was stripped to its earliest “bones” of concrete, bricks and steel and restored with an eye toward preserving the historical integrity of the hotel and its façade, while incorporating modern amenities. The project was financed, in part, through historic tax credits provided by US Bancorp Community Development Corporation.
The Westin Portland Harborview offers visitors a downtown Portland historic hotel experience as it is located in the center of Maine’s shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural activities.
As part of the renovation project, the public spaces at The Westin Portland Harborview were redesigned to reflect their earliest incarnation. The ballroom was restored, including its soaring vaulted ceiling and mezzanine spaces. The Top of the East rooftop lounge, with its panoramic views of the harbor and downtown Portland, was also restored and expanded. Even the hotel's oversized lobby chandelier was reimagined for the present.
All guestrooms and suites reflect their original design while embracing contemporary comforts, including the Westin Heavenly Bed and the Heavenly Bath enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, and in-room Internet access. The hotel also offers the Westin brand’s signature SuperFoodsRX menu.
The Westin Portland Harborview is home to the city’s newest day spa, Akari, as well as a signature Westin Workout Studio. The hotel also offers two restaurants, including C2, named for the hotel's Congress Square location and the historic significance of the neighborhood, and Top of the East, the highest point in the city.
Located at 157 High Street in the heart of Portland’s art district and directly across the street from the Portland Museum of Art, The Westin Portland Harborview is near the city's dining, shopping and art galleries, as well as the Old Port District.