February 26, 2015

Boston.com | Portland Press Herald

Overworked journalists who sleep in their newsrooms will feel right at home come April.

The Press Hotel, a “lifestyle boutique” inn opening its doors in two months, is a newspaper-themed getaway situated in the former offices of the Portland Press Herald, Madeline Bilis writes for Boston Magazine.

The newsy accommodations include “an art gallery, featuring an installation of antique typewriters, a vintage cocktail bar aptly named “The Inkwell,” rooms inspired by 1920s writers’ offices, and a letterpress art sculpture hanging on the wall behind the front desk.”

Journalists will also be at home — or perhaps at work — in the guest rooms, which are furnished with a writing desk, a chair stamped with the phrase “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog” and a newspaper rack.

The 12-story Press Herald building was vacated by the newspaper in 2010, when the staff moved to One City Center, J Craig Anderson writes for the Press Herald. The hotel, which will have 110 guest rooms, will cost about $10 million to renovate, he writes.

One wonders whether the toilet paper is also newspaper-themed.

Related:Yes, journalists at W. Va. paper also work at a hotel. But they get free coffee

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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism…
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