"Cover Story" piece on Portland's Ocean Gateway project and the city's waterfron
"Cover Story" piece on Portland's Ocean Gateway project and the city's waterfront, which is poised for a new era of expansion. There are three major hotels in downtown Portland: the Holiday Inn, the Eastland Park and the Regency, collectively offering 499 guest rooms, four restaurants and bars, and conference space for up to 1,500 people. Their average occupancy rate is 80 to 100 percent in the summer, and 30 to 40 percent in the winter, for an annual average occupancy rate of 60 percent. In June, the Portland Harbor Hotel will open in the city's Old Port section, adding 100 guest rooms, a restaurant and conference space for 30. And an as yet unnamed hotel is supposed to open one year later, also in the Old Port, adding another 120 guest rooms. With a brief history of Portland's waterfront as a tourist attraction.
Hotels, taverns, etc Portland, Ocean Gateway project Portland, Waterfront Portland
Kilby, Jess, ""Cover Story" piece on Portland's Ocean Gateway project and the city's waterfron" (2002). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 609.