Where to work: Pendry to open urban retreat in Baltimore
Baltimore – 21 March 2017 –
Pendry Hotels opened its Sagamore Pendry Baltimore in the city’s historic Fell’s Point neighborhood. A new luxury hospitality brand from Montage International, Pendry is a collection of new luxury hotels that combines inspired design and authentic service tailored to today’s world traveler. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore features 128 luxury guestrooms, food and beverage concepts by renowned chef Andrew Carmellini of NoHo Hospitality Group opening to the public March 25, private meeting and event spaces, an outdoor pool and a vibrant lobby lounge.
Designed by renowned Baltimore interior designer Patrick Sutton, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore sits atop Recreation Pier, once one of the country’s busiest points of entry. The pier’s extensive renovation has honored the historical essence of the property and restored it to its former glory, reflecting a bygone era, with unparalleled quality and a modern-day sensibility and aesthetic that speaks to today’s traveler. Sagamore Pendry Baltimore embodies the city’s vibrant personality and idyllic harbor setting with character, inspiration, and style. The guestrooms and suites have been designed to evoke the feeling of being in a captain’s berth on a ship with rich mahogany cabinetry and nautical brass details. The roof at the center of the hotel has been removed to expose an artfully landscaped courtyard featuring a 12-foot Botero Horse sculpture as its centerpiece.
“Baltimore has always been a hub of culture and innovation, with a rich heritage rooted in commerce and travel,” said Founder and CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank. “It is with a commitment to historic preservation and a dedication to the unique architectural fabric of Baltimore that we open the doors of Sagamore Pendry to our diverse community and its visitors. Rec Pier will once again be a thriving economic and social center in Fell’s Point. We’re proud that Sagamore Pendry has created over 200 new jobs in Baltimore, and we will continue investing in our city, growing the local economy.”
The history of Baltimore is woven into the fabric of the hotel. The Star Spangled Banner was written nearby the hotel site, and the design embraces that historic event by including a wall dedicated to the lyrics upon entry. The hotel proudly features a beautifully restored 4,565 square foot Grand Ballroom, with awe-inspiring 35-foot ceilings, restored to its original 1914 aesthetic using state-of-the-art conservation techniques. Ascend the two-story grand staircase to the ballroom foyer and guests will see large murals depicting the war of 1812 and the British bombardment of Fort McHenry from which the National Anthem was born.