GREENBELT, Md.—Chesapeake Hospitality has announced the management and redevelopment of the Mount Vernon Hotel in Baltimore, Md.
Located off W. Franklin Street, this historic landmark, currently known as the Mount Vernon Hotel, will soon be redeveloped into a 170-room Hotel Indigo. Hotel Indigo hotels, by Intercontinental Hotels Group, are known for their individuality and unique design elements that reflect the local neighborhood. This property in particular has an extensive history, being the first YMCA in Baltimore and transitioning into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1907. The renovated hotel will provide guests a unique experience with the feeling of an independent boutique hotel paired with the perks of a franchise brand.
“Chesapeake’s own 57-year history as a Maryland-based company coupled with our diverse hotel management experience, make this a perfect partnership,” said Kim Sims, president of Chesapeake Hospitality. “Our goal in repositioning this celebrated property is to preserve its legacy while creating a hotel that will become part of the city’s historic atmosphere for years to come. The renovated Hotel Indigo will have an ambiance of a private club while being updated to today’s standards.”
The hotel is located in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, recognized as the cultural hub of Baltimore and home to the Walters Art Museum, Center Stage Theater and the Peabody Conservatory for aspiring musicians, while also boasting international dining and a thriving nightlife scene. The hotel is within walking distance to the attractions of the Inner Harbor area, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, as well as the Baltimore Convention Center. The property hosts 1,200 square feet of meeting room to accommodate up to 80 attendees as well as a 24-hour business center.
The new $20 million project is expected to start in the fall of this year with Kinsley Construction completing the renovation. The top to bottom renovation will impact every aspect of the building–lobby, restaurant, bar, guestrooms, and meeting space—with design elements that are reflective of the area’s unique cultural heritage.