Best Hotels Opening This Year

The architectural wonderland that is Portland’s Victorian-and-Italianate West End welcomes the city’s first independently owned new hotel in nearly 20 years. The Longfellow comes from Uncommon Hospitality, which owns the restored mansion at the Francis hotel across the street. The five-story new build is named after the famous Portland poet, and will include a spacious Nordic spa that tops anything currently inside the city. It’ll offer 44 king rooms and four suites, with hardwood floors, whitewashed walls and sitting areas boasting views out over the water. The Longfellow will also feature a wellness-focused café and welcoming lobby bar, which promises to be as popular with locals as it is with guests.