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2 historic UMaine buildings eyed for $17 million boutique resort task

Two of UMaine’s oldest buildings at its Orono campus may shortly be reworked into a one boutique hotel if the college system’s trustees approve the multi-million greenback undertaking.

With a price tag tag of $17 million, the renovation would retrofit the vacant Coburn and Holmes Halls — which stand yards aside — into a campus lodge with 87 rooms. MaineBiz very first claimed the proposed project.

A renovation of the historic halls, which the two date again to 1888, would be a first for the college.