The Press Hotel by Stonehill & Taylor

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New York-based interior design firm Stonehill & Taylor designed The Press Hotel, a modern hotel inspired by press and newspapers and located in Portland, Maine.

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“As Interior Designer, Stonehill & Taylor is working on the conversion of a historic building located in Portland, ME into a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel to be a new four-star, lifestyle boutique. Originally the Portland Press Herald building, Stonehill & Taylor takes inspiration from the site’s unique history in their design narrative.” – Stonehill & Taylor

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“Referencing letterpress type cases, rectangular frame motifs are found throughout the design of the public areas and guestrooms, moments include a screen at the main entry and. The reception desk pops from its surroundings featuring a custom sculptural wall commissioned by local artist,  a collage of enlarged letter blocks. The corridors are lined with digital wall covering containing custom graphics, a pattern comprised of historic headlines from the Portland Press Herald. Targeting LEED Silver Certification, the conversion plans are historically sensitive, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable.” – Stonehill & Taylor

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