The Press Hotel

Portland, Maine, USA

Hotel chosen for:
Open Collection Principles

The Vision

Built on an inspiration to create an experience beyond the commonplace

The Unique Design

Hotels with a thoughtfulness and dedicated purpose to their design

The Mark of Craft

Unique experiences rooted in the hotel's personality

The Place

Connected to its surroundings, this hotel is woven into the fabric of its locale

Still Making Headlines


Though the Portland Press Herald is gone and the building has turned over a new page as the Press Hotel, its past is still imprinted in this award-winning hotel’s design details.

The giant typewriter-style keys spelling out the name on it's façade provide the first clue about the Press Hotel's former incarnation as a newspaper building. Inside, knowing references abound, from sculptures inspired by letterpress woodblocks to the collection of vintage typewriters dancing across the lobby wall. The 110 guest rooms are styled with a 1920s newshound in mind, furnished with oversized writer’s desks and slick black reporter’s notebooks to jot down inspirations. The Herald’s city room has been transformed into the popular Inkwell Bar, where barkeeps mix classic cocktails such as the Machias Pimm’s and Old Fashioneds, while executive chef Josh Berry is making a splash cooking up New England farm-to-table cuisine at the UNION restaurant.

A Story of Rebirth

This is "Rebirth," the second Exactly Like Nothing Else story from Autograph Collection hotels.

Trendland's editor-in-chief, Ani Tzenkova, brings you the story of The Press Hotel, the rebirth of Portland, Maine and among other things, lobster.

119 Exchange Street, Portland, ME, United States