In the center of Biddeford, a once-industrial southern Maine town, a phoenix has risen from the metaphorical ashes. I’m talking about The Lincoln Hotel. This historic town, home to the once-abandoned Lincoln Mill, has been on the up-and-up in recent years, —now brimming with artists, incredible restaurants, shops, and, restored to beyond its former glory, the mill-turned-glam-hotel. The brilliant design team behind its upgrade is Krista Stokes, Hurlbutt Designs, and Mark Cotto, who are well-versed in the realm of hotel design. But something about The Lincoln feels different than any project they’ve taken on before. For one, their careful consideration of the building’s history informed the philosophy of the redesign. The designers worked with a restoration team to ensure important elements of history were preserved. Pieces of original wood and brick remain intact throughout the space, and there’s an industrial chic influence on the interior design.
Let’s place heavy emphasis on the “chic” in industrial chic. Like any project that Tim Harringtonis behind, the space is nothing less than indulgent. The larger-than-life lobby feels supersized, with high ceilings, luxe seating, and fabulous art hung everywhere. Spinning Jenny’s Coffee Baris a great place to meet a friend or have a work meeting, while the Lobby Bar is a favorite of locals and tourists alike for its refreshing cocktails. Krista and her design team are in sync with Biddeford’s growth over the past few years and manage to deliver on what people are craving forin this city.
n the rooms and suites that feeling of indulgence is only heightened, thanks to opulent beds, Carrera marble-detailed bathrooms, spacious showers, and the divine scent of Santal 33. All of the pomp has a rich juxtaposition against the exposed brick and industrial lines. There’s something so innately satisfying in seeing masculine details balanced by the beloved-by-guests white, fluffy bed in the center of each room.