Bay View Collection Expands Management Team

by | May 3, 2023

CAMDEN, ME, April 27, 2023 – Press Release – Bay View Collection, a small group of distinctive, luxury boutique hotels in Camden and Rockport, Maine has recently expanded its management team.

Sarah McLean
Sarah McLean, General Manager

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Sarah McLean as the General Manager of the all new Rockport Harbor Hotel, opening later this summer. Sarah’s role will be to provide strong on-the-ground leadership, guidance, support and help oversee daily hotel operations, as well as assist Kerry McCormick, our Food & Beverage Director, with managing the two restaurant and bar venues at the highly anticipated, luxury boutique hotel. This executive level position will be a champion of our company culture, leading by example and inspiring all staff to perform at their very best, providing our guests with an exceptional and memorable experience.

As a community-minded entrepreneur, Sarah is well known locally as a small business owner and board member for several organizations, including past board chair of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of both Johnson & Wales and Colorado State Universities with an Associate’s and a Bachelor of Science degree in Resort & Restaurant Management. In addition, she is a recent graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Sarah has had a connection to hospitality all her life and providing top-notch customer service is a passion. Before her twenty years of customer service in the packing and shipping industry, Sarah spent her previous years at work in the hospitality business within resorts and restaurants up and down the east coast, finally settling home in Midcoast Maine in 2000. When she is not planning events, checking on guests, or serving up specialty cocktails, Sarah can be found on the sidelines of a softball game, a soccer match, or a gymnastics meet supporting her three children.

About the Bay View Collection

The Bay View Collection is built on two generations of hospitality leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, deeply committed to authentic Maine experiences for our guests and creating a remarkable place to work for our associates. We are grounded in the local community and focused on preserving and protecting things that matter and building things that endure a lifetime and beyond. Our mission is to foster memorable experiences, and vibrant communities. We are passionate about developing unique hotels that provide thoughtful and genuine service that leaves guests coming back for more.

The all new Rockport Harbor Hotel will provide luxurious in-town lodging and a place for residents and visitors alike to gather. With 20 suites and studios, two restaurants and bars open to the public, and breathtaking views of Rockport Harbor, it will be a destination for all to experience and remember.

The hotel’s design and décor pay tribute to the historic roots of Rockport’s industrial past, while incorporating modern elements and luxurious amenities. Located at 20 Central Street between the Shepherd Block Building and Union Hall, Rockport Harbor Hotel layers traditional form and materials with modern accents and amenities. Blending into the charming Industrial-era brick facades, we usher in the harbor town’s past mystique and bright future into the present moment. Rockport Harbor Hotel is excited to begin accepting reservations for the 2023 summer/fall season beginning September 1st. Although we anticipate soft opening sooner than September 1st, we are not able to guarantee any earlier reservations at this time. Our initial opening will include most of our suites and studios and our lobby bar & restaurant, Lime & Ice. Our rooftop bar & restaurant, Atrium, is scheduled to open later this Fall.

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