ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group’s Hotel Indigo brand has opened its first hotel in Maryland, the 162-room Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon. The hotel is also a historic building that once housed Baltimore’s first YMCA. The boutique hotel sits in the heart of downtown Baltimore’s historic and cultural districts.
“The Hotel Indigo brand is uniquely designed to reflect the local culture, character, and history of the neighborhoods where our hotels are located,” Jason Moskal, vice president of lifestyle brands, the Americas, at IHG, said. “Mt. Vernon’s rich history was defined by a dynamic network of social clubs and innovative thinkers who gathered often in the name of cocktails and creativity. Guests will be inspired by the neighborhood story uncovered within the Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon and the service delivered by our Hotel Indigo team, all within a stylish boutique hotel setting.”
The hotel is located near the Washington Monument of Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, and The George Peabody Library. The Mt. Vernon neighborhood story is brought to life through art, photography, and architecture incorporated into the hotel’s design. The library located in the lobby houses many books, including some by local Baltimore authors; the bar’s design was inspired by a lady’s perfume cabinet; and guestrooms include murals of literary-themed etchings.
The Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon features restaurant and bar Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats as well as a grab-and-go option. Both areas offer guests and locals the opportunity to enjoy seasonal and locally sourced food and drinks from purveyors such as Tanner’s Pickles, Ottenberg’s Bakery, Clement’s Pastry Shop, Lancaster Farms, Richardson Farms, and Baltimore Coffee & Tea.
“We look forward to introducing guests to the Mt. Vernon neighborhood, which inspired every part of our hotel,” said General Manager Jason Curtis. “From the Cultural District and Oriole Park at Camden Yards to the local dining scene on Charles Street, we are connecting guests with everything our neighborhood has to offer.”
Guestrooms feature plush bedding, hard-surface flooring with area rugs, and spa-inspired bathrooms. In addition, the hotel features 112 different guestroom floor plans and five bi-level suites. Guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness center and 4,000 square feet of meeting space. The Baltimore hotel features the brand’s Neighborhood Guide, a touchscreen display that connects guests to each other, the local neighborhood, and to Hotel Indigo locations around the world. Hotel team members, many of whom are locals themselves, will share their favorite hidden gems with guests looking to explore and discover the neighborhood.
The Hotel Indigo Baltimore – Mt. Vernon hotel is owned by MVH Baltimore and managed by Chesapeake Hospitality.