A room with a view in Baltimore

Now that our son is settling into his dorm room at Johns Hopkins University, Shannon is exploring downtown Baltimore.

Shown here, the swimming pool at the Sagamore Pendry boutique hotel looks across the harbor to the corporate headquarters of Under Armor, one of the city’s most prominent companies. Ferries shuttle workers across the harbor to work.

The pool deck offers a seasonal bar and grill with outdoor dining and lounging, set at the water’s edge. I hope to visit when the pool opens in late spring.

In 2017, Baltimore’s historic Recreation Pier in the Fells Point neighborhood was converted into the 128-room Sagamore Pendry boutique hotel. It is the latest sign of the reinvigoration that is going on in Charm City. It began in the ’70s with the late urban planner James Rouse (A Time magazine cover story is here).

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore was developed in collaboration with 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,” according to the hotel.

“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.”

(Photo: Shannon Pelline)

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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