Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Cape Arundel Inn & Resort Unveils New Luxury Rooms as Summer Season Begins

KENNEBUNKPORT, ME. May 2, 2017 – The Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, on exclusive Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport, ME, has launched six newly designed luxury accommodations known as the Rockbound Bungalows. Adjacent to the gracious Victorian-era home that is the Main House of the resort, these six rooms provide guests with expansive front-porch views through sliding French doors of the Atlantic Ocean just across the street.

Inspired by the seaside setting, the Rockbound Bungalows are infused with soft grays, shades of sky blue and polished aqua, with deep coral accents. Each 400 square-foot, king-bedded room features luxurious Frette fabrics, metallic detailing and contemporary finishes including hardwood flooring, velvet headboards, onyx side tables and custom marble vanities. Equipped with a breakfast bar, each room has a sitting area surrounding a gas fireplace.

To celebrate, the resort is offering a value-added “On The Rocks” package that features a two night stay in the newly designed Rockbound Bungalows. Outfitted with a sleek bar cart fully stocked with customized mixology essentials, guests can sip their cocktail creations from a private balcony overlooking the ocean. A noon departure will ensure ample time to savor morning coffee with a classic Kennebunkport view. Available now through June 22, 2017, package rates start at $379 per night.

Guests in the Rockbound Bungalows and Ocean Suite can also choose to dine al fresco while soaking in their ocean view. The three course dinner requires 72-hours’ notice and is $99 per person, plus $50 per person gratuity, excluding beverages and tax.

Welcomed as privileged visitors to the summer estate of friends, guests of Cape Arundel Inn & Resort will find 14 distinctly appointed, supremely comfortable rooms and social spaces, including the award-winning Ocean restaurant. Named one of OpenTable’s “100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America,” Ocean features inventive French-inspired seafood cuisine from Executive Chef Pierre Gignac in a warm atmosphere with stunning views of the Atlantic. Ocean is serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00-9:00pm (seven nights a week beginning May 21st) and breakfast daily for hotel guests.

In addition to the Main House, Cape Arundel Inn & Resort expands to include 15 wooded acres in a secluded cluster of private vintage homes just five minutes away. The Club House features an additional 14 rooms, a three-bedroom cottage, a heated outdoor pool, expansive lawns and the library with a vintage pool table, oversized fire place, and full bar. Ideally suited for indoor parlor games and outdoor lawn games, The Club House provides a social hub for guests to swim or lounge by the pool, find a pick-up game of billiards or bridge, and learn a new game or lawn sport.

For additional information and reservations, please visit www.capearundelinn.com or call 855-346-5700. The Cape Arundel Inn & Resort is located at 208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME 04046.

About the Kennebunkport Resort Collection

Cape Arundel Inn & Resort is owned and managed by the Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC), representing diverse luxury and upscale properties such as Hidden Pond, one of the finest luxury boutique hotels in the Northeast; The Tides Beach Club, Southern Maine’s only beachfront luxury boutique hotel; the Kennebunkport Inn, centrally located in downtown Kennebunkport; The Cottages at Cabot Cove, featuring individually designed luxury cottages; sister property The Lodge on the Cove, a family-oriented boutique resort; the Grand Hotel, located on Chase Hill in Kennebunk; and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, a social locale situated harbor side on the Kennebunk River. KRC also owns and manages restaurants and catering venues in the area. Information on all KRC hotels and resorts can be found at www.kennebunkportresortcollection.com or follow @kennebunkportmaine on Instagram.

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