Boutique Hotel in Maine Inspired by the Local Newspaper

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Portland, Maine’s historic Portland Press Herald building was reimagined by New York-based Stonehill & Taylor into a contemporary hotel that recognizes its newspaper past. The Press Hotel recently opened its doors offering 110 rooms and a series of public spaces that emanate a level of modern sophistication that celebrates the building’s history.

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Old typewriters were given new life as part of an installation by Erin Hutton, who collaborated with the Maine College of Art, which spans a 2-1/2 story wall.

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Grey herringbone tiled floors ground the lobby area which features pops of orange and navy.

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The lounges, meeting rooms, guest rooms, and gallery space all house local art that was hand-picked.

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An original scale that was used to weigh newspapers has been repurposed into a sculpture outside of the fitness center.

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A three-dimensional piece behind the reception desk is made of large letterpress letters.

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In the guest hallways, actual headlines from the Press Herald were used to create custom wallpaper. The carpet looks as if some of the letters fell onto the floor below.

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The guest rooms were inspired by the offices of a 1920’s writer complete with writers’ desks that house all of the appliances.

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