The Ivy Hotel - Hotel Consulting

The Ivy Hotel, MD

An empty mansion becomes urban oasis


In The Ivy Hotel, Garrett Hotel Consultants transformed an historic, down-at-the-heels mansion into Baltimore’s top-rated luxury boutique hotel and restaurant. This intensive project was in development for four years, and opened to awed reviews in the summer of 2015. The hotel was accepted into Relais & Chateaux just a few months after opening, and was included as one of Travel & Leisure "Best Hotels on the Planet" and Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List for 2017 and 2018.  

Over the four year construction and development of The Ivy, GHC oversaw all aspects of concept, design, development, staffing, training and marketing. Multiple meetings with architects, contractors and designers ensured synthesis of plans and concept. Historical research fleshed out the building’s “story,” and specialty sourcing acquired the layers of richness and authenticity necessary for this experiential hotel.

Today, The Ivy offers truly world-class hospitality, with superb service and top-notch cuisine. It is the first all-inclusive urban hotel in North America, eliminating nearly all guest service charges such as tipping, parking, and wifi. The hotel, which incorporated two adjoining buildings, has 18 fabulous guest quarters, as well as terraces, a verdant courtyard, private and public restaurants, a bar and spaces for private business meetings. The hotel is wonderfully private and discreet, yet extraordinarily welcoming, romantic, and cozy. It’s also lots of fun – something that we have found is an essential ingredient in a truly successful hotel.

The Ivy Hotel is located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, about a mile from the harbor, surrounded by museums, galleries and universities.

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