As Interior Designer, Stonehill Taylor worked on the conversion of a historic building located in Portland, ME into the new four-star Press Hotel, part of the boutique Marriott Autograph Collection. Originally the Portland Press Herald building, the design concept takes inspiration from the site’s unique history, and the design team worked closely with Press Herald editors on selecting content from the newspaper’s pages that were weaved into the design. The hotel serves as a showcase for Portland’s emerging artistic expression. The lobby lounges, a dedicated gallery space, meeting rooms, and guestrooms all showcase art from hand-picked local artists, and millwork and installation art pieces were made in conjunction with art professors and students from the local university. With LEED Silver Certification, the conversion plans were historically sensitive, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable.