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BACK AT THE LORD BALTIMORE!

This year, we will again be at the amazing Lord Baltimore Hotel in downtown Baltimore! We are very excited to be growing a relationship with this hotel!

We will have the entire 19th floor, including two outdoor balcony areas (one with seating!). 

Scroll down to read about the history of this fantastic new site, or visit their website and take a look around:



RESERVATIONS!!!


THE 2018 ROOM BLOCK IS OPEN!

We have our own unique link to book reservations at our group rate. No more calling and getting different answers because of some national reservation line! Just click the link below and book your room.


If you have any problems with making a reservation, or questions in general, please contact our Hotel Guru, Alison, at alerolli[AT]gmail[dot]com.

ADDRESS: 


Lord Baltimore Hotel

20 W Baltimore St

Baltimore, MD 21201



HISTORY LESSON:


The Lord Baltimore Hotel, the iconic grand dame of Baltimore, has been brought back to its full grandeur and glory. Rubell Hotels has reimagined this classic landmark for a new generation of travelers.

The Lord Baltimore was originally built in 1928 by architect William Lee Stoddart. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was visited by Martin Luther King, Jr. among a host of other historic luminaries. It is a 23-story, 440-room property in the heart of downtown Baltimore, Maryland with 20,000 square-feet of ballroom and meeting space and the historic Calvert Ballroom, which has hosted over 80 years of Baltimore society events.

Rubell Hotels acquired the Lord Baltimore Hotel in March 2013 and immediately embarked on a multi-million dollar top-to-bottom renovation. New York designer Scott Sanders, formerly of the Ralph Lauren interior design department, was brought on for the redesign. Sanders, who has worked with Rubell Hotels on numerous other projects, including the acclaimed Beach House Bal Harbour, has brought a modern private-club aesthetic to both the oversized hotel rooms and the impressive public spaces. He has reimagined every inch of the hotel, including the 10,000 square-foot grand Calvert Ballroom; the French Kitchen, a modern French bistro housed in the famous Versailles Room; the LB Tavern, an iconic lobby bar, and the LB Bakery, a contemporary coffee house filled with freshly baked goods.

Rubell Hotels is a family-owned business devoted to transforming architecturally significant historic hotels into affordable cultural hubs. Previous Rubell Hotels projects include the Albion Hotel in Miami Beach, Beach House Bal Harbour, Greenview South Beach and the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, D.C. While guests of Rubell Hotels include luminaries from the fields of art, fashion, music and food, from Beyonce to Jeff Koons, the Rubell Family’s core belief is that hotels should simultaneously offer affordable great design and friendly unpretentious service. Hotels should be a comfortable background for guests to express themselves and explore the city around them. The Rubell family -- whose Rubell Family Collection in Miami is widely acknowledged as one of the top contemporary art museums in the world -- is known for its talent in discovering emerging artists, emerging cities, neglected architectural gems, and emerging neighborhoods. The Rubells believe deeply that the key to the economic success of a city is dependent on its cultural relevance.

FACT SHEET (As Provided by the Hotel)

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Towering over the Baltimore skyline at 23 stories, the historic hotel offers 440 new guest rooms and suites.

AMENITIES & SERVICES:

Guest room amenities: 
  • 40” flatscreen high-definition TVs with 60 complimentary HD channels 
  • Complimentary newspaper 
  • Complimentary toiletries 
  • Desk with work space 
  • RFID key locks 
  • Hairdryer 
  • Housekeeping services 
  • Microwave pantries in each floor 
  • In-room digital safe (accommodates laptop computer) 
  • Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access 
  • Full size iron/ironing board 
  • Multi-line telephone and voicemail 
  • Refrigerators / Coffeemakers 
  • Guest laundry facility 
  • 100% smoke free rooms

Guests at the Lord Baltimore Hotel are treated to the convenient amenities and services expected from top-rate hotels. Hotel amenities designed to make your stay enjoyable and convenient include a full-service business center, fitness equipment, meeting/banquet/event space and onsite dining.

DESIGN:

Originally built in 1928; designed in the French Renaissance style; brick veneer over a steel frame. Following a complete renovation and restoration spearheaded all guest rooms and public spaces feature authentic and unique designs. Overall, the décor’s themes of gold and gloss speak to its grand hotel heritage, while a soothing black and grey mix of menswear fabrics accented by bright colors pays homage to both the historical, eponymous six Lords Baltimore and the hotel’s business travelers. This unconventional use of traditional fabrics feels fresh, polished and modern.

Artwork: The Lord Baltimore’s new look is infused with 2500 original works of art for the guest rooms and public spaces as well as a Google-inspired project featuring images of people and places of Baltimore, executed by The Rubell Family Collection graphic design team. The Rubell Family Collection is one of the world’s largest private family art collections open to the public and has been located in Miami, Florida for the last 20 years.

MEETINGS/BANQUET FACILITIES:

  • More than 20,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and event space including:
    • Calvert Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,200 people for a reception
    • The city’s only rooftop event space
    • Several other function rooms suited for more intimate gatherings 
  • Classic Catering People is the exclusive premier caterer for the hotel

FOOD/BEVERAGE: 

  • The hotel’s signature restaurant, French Kitchen, combines classic French fare with contemporary preparations from an award winning culinary team. 
  • Guests can enjoy the LB Bakery, a contemporary take on a small-town American coffee house, featuring house-made breads, pastries, salads and sandwiches. 
  • The LB Tavern, just off of the lobby, is a communal gathering space where guests can enjoy cocktails and light fare in a library-like setting.

HISTORY: 

The hotel was originally designed by William Lee Stoddart and opened on December 30, 1928. The hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Rubell Hotels acquired the hotel in 2013. Lord Baltimore Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


OWNERSHIP/MANAGEMENT:

Rubell Hotels, a family-owned business well known for transforming architecturally significant historic hotels into affordable cultural hubs, acquired the property in March 2013 and immediately began applying the vision of owners Mera, Don, Jason and Jennifer Rubell – combining their love of art and architecture with a bright, modern feel. Previous Rubell Hotels projects include the Albion Hotel in Miami Beach, Beach House Bal Harbour, Greenview South Beach and the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, D.C. While guests of Rubell Hotels include luminaries from the fields of art, fashion, music and food, from Beyonce to Jeff Koons, the Rubell Family’s core belief is that hotels should primarily be affordable, friendly, and unpretentious, a comfortable background for guests to express themselves and explore the city around them.

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