The luxury experience includes a secret lobster menu available only to guests staying in the crustacean-centric quarters.

By Jelisa Castrodale
April 19, 2021
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If you made a Venn diagram that had "People Who Love Maine Lobster" in one circle, and "People Who Love to Travel" in the other, there would probably be a significant amount of overlap. That's exactly the group that the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) is trying to attract with its newly announced Maine Lobster Suite at the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel in Kennebunkport. 

Maine Lobster Suite
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The Lobster Suite is the centerpiece of the MLMC's over-the-top Maine Lobster Experience package, which includes a three-night stay in those signature accommodations (more on the room in a sec), a Blue Lobster Chardonnay and cheese board upon arrival, dinner for two at the Boathouse Restaurant, a "Secret" Blue Lobster room-service menu curated by Chef John Shaw, and two tickets for the Rugosa Lobster Cruise ("The most exclusive, personal, and educational cruise in Kennebunkport," according to its website.)

Maine Lobster Suite
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The Experience also comes with a Lobster Bake from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., which will be shipped to your home, so you can pretend that you're still in Maine even if you live in a completely landlocked state.

"Developing a partnership with the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative has been the perfect opportunity to celebrate a cornerstone of Maine's heritage while also bringing attention to the important role sustainability plays in our state's lobster legacy," Justin Grimes, Managing Director of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, said. "We strive to offer our guests experiences that are unique and memorable, and by transforming a guest room into an educational and immersive experience, we're offering so much more than just a 'taste' of what Maine has to offer."

Maine Lobster Suite
Maine Lobster Suite
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The Lobster Suite itself features what the MLMC describes as "over-the-top lobster-theme decor," and they're not kidding. The room has lobster-shaped pillows on the king-sized bed, custom built lobster trap rocking chairs and end tables, and a pair of Grundéns waterproof fishing bibs in case you want to do a little bit of crustacean-centric cosplay during your stay. There are also two balconies that overlook the Kennebunk River and Dock Square, so you might see a local lobster crew bringing your dinner back to the docks.

Maine Lobster Suite
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Chef Shaw's special Lobster Suite Menu includes everything from Maine Lobster BLT Bao Buns ($16) to a Maine Lobster Grilled Cheese ($26) to a Maine Lobster Flatbread with a Frutti de Mare Bloody Mary ($45). "At The Boathouse, we're situated right on Maine's shoreline, meaning we have quick access to the freshest sustainably-harvested lobster year round," Shaw said. "For this curated menu, my inspiration was two-fold, drawing ideas from both my culinary training in Asia, as well as American room service classics—all with an upscale twist you could only bring by using the sweetest lobster on earth."

Maine Lobster Suite
Credit: Heidi Kirn

As a final touch, every guest who books the Maine Lobster Experience will be entered in to a raffle to win a "hand-delivered supply of Maine lobster." The Experience will be available from Wednesday, May 26 through Sunday, October 3 and starts at $2,339 for a three-night stay. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel's website or call 877-266-1304.