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Marriott International

April 17, 2014 12:06 ET

New Ferry Service to Nova Scotia Makes a Splash Among South Portland, Maine Hotels

The Fairfield Inn Portland Maine Mall Supports Its Guests' Wanderlust With Shuttle Service to and From the Port

SCARBOROUGH, ME--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2014) - Located at the northern tip of the country, it's no wonder Portland, Maine is as informed by the sea as it is by the indomitable forests that surround it. This is a place where land and ocean collide in a breathtakingly beautiful fusion of steel-gray waves, hunter-green foliage and small-town charm. But for those who need or want to discover what lies on the other side of that blue expanse, Nova Star Cruises will launch daily, round-trip ferry service between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Portland, Maine on May 15, 2014. And of all the hotels near Old Port, Portland, Maine celebrating this new service, only the Fairfield Inn Portland Maine Mall combines shuttle service with value-driven hospitality.

Offering guests upgraded Scarborough, Maine accommodations, the Fairfield Inn makes traveling for business or pleasure as easy and fun as possible. Pillow-top mattresses invite travelers to sleep in, while complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi lets them stay on top of deadlines. And helping travelers get a jump on each day are the in-room coffee service and the complimentary hot breakfast downstairs.

With so many amenities to distinguish it from other hotels in Scarborough, Maine, it's no surprise that the Fairfield Inn has one more perk up its sleeve: Shuttle service between the hotel and the new Nova Star cruise-ferry. And given the experiences available onboard the 528-foot Nova Star, this promises to be one service guests will eagerly take advantage of. During the 10-hour voyage, passengers will enjoy access to a theater and conference center for live entertainment, a casino, an art gallery, a children's play area and even a spa. Three restaurants onboard, meanwhile, range in options from fine-dining to a lavish buffet. The upshot of all this luxury is that no one will be in a hurry to disembark.

Whether travelers are excited to arrive for the Nova Star's maiden voyage on May 15, or hoping to enjoy some of the best weather of the year during a summertime visit, the Fairfield Inn stands out from other Portland, Maine airport hotels with its generous hospitality and, soon, easy access to the most exciting new sea voyage available.

About the Fairfield Inn Portland Maine Mall
Sometimes hospitality involves more than a great room. At the Fairfield Inn Portland Maine Mall, guests encounter the sort of touches that make them feel truly welcome, from a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, to evening receptions held every day in the lobby. Wi-Fi access is also freely given -- guests can access it anywhere on property on a complimentary basis -- while the seasonal heated outdoor pool and well-stocked collection of card and board games give visitors plenty of relaxing ways to unplug for a few hours. The hotel's South Portland location puts guests within easy access of the charming and historic Old Port, as well as the L.L. Bean and Freeport outlet stores. And, of course, guests can also look forward to upgraded accommodations that feature 37-inch HD televisions with premium cable channels, new carpet and fixtures, modern bathrooms and pillow-top mattresses. After all, the hotel is a lot more than its guest rooms, but even those spaces are above par.

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