News for the Hospitality Executive
Baltimore, MD (February 8, 2013) – Baltimore will welcome its most sophisticated property, The Ivy Hotel, to the city’s growing roster of “must see” luxe hotels and resorts in early 2014. Located in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood, the four-story brownstone will also feature a restaurant, stylish bar, library and lounge, outdoor garden, and on-site spa for guests, with details to be revealed in late 2013.
The design, led by Ziger/Snead Architects (Living Classrooms Foundation Maritime Museum, 9/11 Memorial of Maryland, Brown Center with Charles Brickbauer) and interior designer Joszi Meskan (Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Arizona, Inn at National Hall in Connecticut, Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore), will evoke the feeling of staying in a magnificent private home, harkening back to the building’s original 1800’s days as a mansion.
Known for their award-winning work in Baltimore, Ziger/Snead Architects bring a national reputation for design excellence to the core of The Ivy Hotel. They are designing and building an addition to the east side of the property as it transforms into The Ivy, while also carefully restoring and maintaining the bones of the original structure.
Meskan channeled inspiration from the building’s original innate charm, and will marry it with modern touches and amenities as well as integrate salvaged one-of-a-kind antique pieces from the historic and award-winning Inn at National Hall and restore them for use at The Ivy. Each guestroom and suite showcase customized layouts and feature individual fireplaces and canopy beds.
Most recently known as The Inn at Government House, the building that will be The Ivy was built in the late 1800’s as a mansion and is hailed as an architectural triumph of its day. It has had several lives over the years, serving as a home, office space, government-operated inn, and now in its latest incarnation, as a boutique urban resort.
The project is being spearheaded by Eddie C. Brown, Chairman, CEO & Founder of Brown Capital Management, and Family, and the Martin Azola Family, guided by Garrett Hotel Consultants (GHC).
About The Ivy Hotel
The Ivy Hotel, an upscale hotel slated to open in spring 2014, will lead the luxury resurgence in Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Located nearby the University of Baltimore, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and The Walters Art Museum, the elegant property is poised to welcome guests with an appreciation of the arts, seeking a personalized luxury experience. The Ivy will offer 18 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, restaurant, and spa. For more information, please visit www.theivybaltimore.com.
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