Press Hotel

Portland, ME

Interior Design

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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Interior Design Best of Year Awards 2015

    Thursday September 14, 2017

    Hospitality: Best Hotel Restoration Finalist, Press Hotel

  • Architectural Digest

    Monday July 16, 2018

    In more ways than one, media offices are fairly lean these days, with little need for such lofty real estate of yore. But that doesn’t mean their parent companies' storied ...

  • Boston Magazine

    Friday September 15, 2017

  • Conde Nast Traveler

    Friday September 15, 2017