a storied past

Our history isn’t just a footnote; it’s an integral part of The Press Hotel experience. We are proud to honor the historic home of the Portland Press Herald - magnificently reborn.

a storied past

a legend is born


Extra, extra, read all about it! In 1923, the tapestry brick and stone Gannett Building in Portland’s historic Old Port district was constructed.

beat the news cycle

Maine’s largest paper settles in

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With growth comes opportunity. In late 1947, an addition was added to the north side of the building to make room for the burgeoning Portland Press Herald.


The Portland Press Herald moves out. In 2010, the newspaper sold the Gannett Building and relocated to a smaller building in nearby One City Center.

onward and upward

The New Dream Begins

this little city thrums with big ideas


In 2012, Portland real estate developer Jim Brady put the building under contract and announced plans to open Portland’s first independent boutique hotel, aptly named The Press Hotel, opening in 2015.

Our history is only the beginning. Explore

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