Two of the oldest buildings on the University of Maine campus in Orono Maine will undergo a $17 million transformation to become a 95-room boutique hotel. The project is the result of a partnership between the university; Harrison Street Investment Management and Radnor Property Group. The project will include the conversion of Coburn Hall and Holmes Hall.  Built in 1888, Coburn Hall and Holmes Hall, which have been non-operational for the past 15 years, will be converted into a boutique, on-campus hotel with 95 hotel rooms and suites and a bistro cafe. Both halls display the Romanesque architectural style of the time, and in 1978 were among 10 UMaine buildings designated a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings together offer 33,000 square feet of space. The property will be operated by Olympia Hotel Management. Archetype Architects is designing the project and Wright-Ryan Construction will serve as construction manager. The project is scheduled to begin construction this fall, with a planned opening in early 2024. 
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