By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and 511 South Central Avenue, LLC, a collaboration between Englewood LLC and CG Investments, Inc., announced on December 11 that the new Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor is now open and ready to receive guests.
The hotel is located at 511 South Central Avenue, close to many popular Baltimore locations, including the Harbor and the planned Harbor Point mixed-use development. Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor offers 208 rooms, a fitness center, an indoor pool, 2,300 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space and other amenities.
Work on the project started on August 19, 2013. Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor was constructed on a site formerly occupied by a one-story warehouse. Armada Hoffler was the general contractor, with Cooper Carry as the hotel’s architect.
The project also called for the construction of 14,000 square feet of retail space, to be owned and operated by Baltimore-based Chesapeake Real Estate Group. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, the retail space is scheduled to be completed in February or March. Tenants include Cava Mezze, Nando’s Peri-Peri and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches.
The total cost of the 150,000 square foot project was $24.4 million. It created 240 construction jobs. More than 75 people currently work for the Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor.
“As Baltimore continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming the first Hyatt Place hotel to the area,” Ken Finkelstein, president of Englewood LLC, said in a press statement.
“Baltimore is a large and vibrant city, filled with restaurants, markets, galleries, and other impressive art and entertainment attractions,” Finkelstein added. “No matter why guests are visiting the area, we are confident that Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor will exceed guest expectations and provide them with everything they need while away from home.”
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