Best of Baltimore

by Rona Berg

The Sagamore Pendry brings fresh energy to a historic neighborhood

The Sagamore Pendry is set in a historic 1914 building on Baltimore’s landmark Recreation Pier—or “Rec Pier,” as it’s known to locals. The 128 rooms, with warm touches of mahogany and brass, feature picture windows with harbor views. In summer, guests can lounge in cabanas around an outdoor pool. And, if the spirit moves, pop back into the hotel where a Moët champagne vending machine offers a bit of bubbly at any hour.

Enjoy an incredibly decadent and delicious organic breakfast at Andrew Carmellini’s Rec Pier Chop House, specializing in classic Italian cuisine. Pop across the street for delicious seafood at Thames Oyster House, one of Baltimore’s best. Take a stroll around the historic Fell’s Point neighborhood and let the hotel arrange a Saltability Himalayan Salt Stone Massage at the affiliated Healing Path spa up the street. Visit Hampden, a neighborhood made famous by filmmaker John Waters, who still lives nearby, and visit Ma Petite Shoe, a charming shoe and chocolate shop (yes!). Head back to the hotel for a local craft beer or cocktail with craft whiskey from the spring at Sagamore Farm in Baltimore County.

With Pendry hotels now in San Diego and Baltimore, the brand—created by Michael Fuerstman, son of Montage Hotels and Resorts CEO and founder Alan Fuerstman—is literally, the next-gen brainchild of a talented hotel family. New properties are slated for Manhattan; Somerset County, New Jersey; Park City, Utah; and Los Angeles. Each will be unique, and evoke a sense of place, but bet on this: They will all be cool, comfortable, beautifully designed and fun. pendryhotels.com

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