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UnderArmour CEO opens luxury hotel in Baltimore

Pendry Hotels opened its second property, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, in the city's historic Fell's Point neighborhood.

 

A new luxury hospitality brand from Montage International, Pendry is a collection of new luxury hotels that combines inspired design and authentic service tailored to today's world traveler.

 

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore features 128 luxury guestrooms, food and beverage concepts by renowned chef Andrew Carmellini of NoHo Hospitality Group opening to the public March 25, private meeting and event spaces, an outdoor pool and a vibrant lobby lounge.

 

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore was developed in collaboration between Montage International and Sagamore Development Company, owned by Kevin Plank, founder, chairman and CEO of Under Armour. Plank is making significant commitments across Baltimore through strategic investments managed by his privately-held company, Plank Industries, the parent company of Sagamore Development. The Fell's Point neighborhood is recognized as one of the best-preserved historic areas in the country thanks to substantial revitalization efforts that have protected the historical integrity of the neighborhood.

 

"We are thrilled to open our second Pendry hotel, and first east coast location for the brand in Baltimore with our partners, Kevin Plank and Sagamore Development Company," said Alan J. Fuerstman, founder, chairman and CEO, Montage International. "While paying homage to the property's rich heritage, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore brings new design and culinary offerings to Fell's Point, coupled with the service culture that Montage International is known for."

 

Designed by renowned Baltimore interior designer Patrick Sutton, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore sits atop Recreation Pier, once one of the country's busiest points of entry. The pier's extensive renovation has honored the historical essence of the property and restored it to its former glory, reflecting a bygone era, with unparalleled quality and a modern-day sensibility and aesthetic that speaks to today's traveler.

 

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore embodies the city's vibrant personality and idyllic harbor setting with character, inspiration, and style. The guestrooms and suites have been designed to evoke the feeling of being in a captain's berth on a ship with rich mahogany cabinetry and nautical brass details. The roof at the center of the hotel has been removed to expose an artfully landscaped courtyard featuring a 12-foot Botero Horse sculpture as its centerpiece.

 

"Baltimore has always been a hub of culture and innovation, with a rich heritage rooted in commerce and travel," said Founder and CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank. "It is with a commitment to historic preservation and a dedication to the unique architectural fabric of Baltimore that we open the doors of Sagamore Pendry to our diverse community and its visitors. Rec Pier will once again be a thriving economic and social center in Fell's Point. We're proud that Sagamore Pendry has created over 200 new jobs in Baltimore, and we will continue investing in our city, growing the local economy."

 

The history of Baltimore is woven into the fabric of the hotel. The Star Spangled Banner was written nearby the hotel site, and the design embraces that historic event by including a wall dedicated to the lyrics upon entry. The hotel proudly features a beautifully restored 4,565 square foot Grand Ballroom, with awe-inspiring 35-foot ceilings, restored to its original 1914 aesthetic using state-of-the-art conservation techniques. Ascend the two-story grand staircase to the ballroom foyer and guests will see large murals depicting the war of 1812 and the British bombardment of Fort McHenry from which the National Anthem was born.

"We have a huge responsibility to honor the city of Baltimore through design, art, culinary, and cultural offerings," said Pendry Hotels Co-Founder and Creative Director, Michael Fuerstman. "There is a great vibe and a soul to this city.  We have developed some amazing venues and experiences that pay tribute to the heritage of Baltimore paired with innovative new concepts where guests and locals can experience a piece of history in a modern, relevant way.  We could not be more proud to bring the Pendry brand to Baltimore."


Sagamore Development is a Baltimore-based commercial real estate development company, majority-owned by Kevin Plank, the founder, chairman and CEO of Under Armour. Sagamore Development was co-founded by Plank and Marc Weller, who serves as president and is a principal of Sagamore Development. Sagamore Development is a full-service real estate development company with expertise in property management, leasing, construction and development. A member of the Plank Industries group of companies, Sagamore Development is the master developer for Port Covington, a large scale urban mixed-use redevelopment project in South Baltimore. Sagamore Development is also the master developer for a variety of projects including City Garage, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, and the Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

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