Housed in the former headquarters of the Portland Press Herald, in the city’s Old Port District, The Press Hotel comes with an art gallery, event spaces that resemble newsrooms and residential libraries, as well as smartly appointed accommodations inspired by 1920s writer’s offices.
Done in a basic black, white, and walnut color scheme that evokes old newspapers, interiors pay homage to newspaper journalism, with antique typewriters ingeniously displayed in the lobby, and digital prints of headlines from the Press Herald’s archives adorning the walls.
Vintage-looking desks and editor’s chairs decorate the stylish rooms, while woodblock letter carvings and other brilliant press-themed works by local artists fill the on-site gallery space. UNION, the hotel’s restaurant, reflects Portland’s vibrant culinary scene with creative farm-to-table fare, and the neat Inkwell Bar in the lobby serves up handcrafted vintage cocktails until midnight.
A highlight of The Press Hotel is the enormous open-plan Penthouse Suite, with its private 450-square-foot rooftop deck, spa-like marble bathroom, and chic kitchenette.