New ROOST Apartment Hotel announced for Baltimore

The extended-stay boutique hotel brand, ROOST, has announced plans to introduce an 81-key apartment hotel to the waterfront neighbourhood of Baltimore…

living room with wooden floor and vintage carpet in ROOST Baltimore

The Baltimore Peninsula development team, led by MAG Partners and MacFarlane Partners and Method Co., the development and design company rooted in hospitality, announced plans for a new ROOST Apartment Hotel, the concept known for bridging the boutique hotel experience with apartment-style living. The new addition to the ROOST portfolio will be located within Baltimore Peninsula, a mixed-use waterfront neighbourhood. The team, together with its joint venture partners Sagamore Ventures and the Urban Investment Group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), is scheduled to open ROOST Baltimore Peninsula in summer 2023.

The ambitious project, designed by architecture firm Hord Coplan Macht, will feature a mix of furnished studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment hotel units with interiors designed in collaboration between interior design firm Aumen Asner Inc. and Method Studios, Method Co.’s in-house design firm. Each apartment hotel unit will feature full-size kitchens with contemporary appliances and floor-to-ceiling windows with balconies to take advantage of the stunning waterfront views.

view from kitchen across apartment to windows with a view over the city in ROOST Baltimore

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The apartment hotel units, amenity space and lobby all feature custom and curated furnishings from designers such as Lawson-Fenning, Gubi, TON, Pedrali, &Tradition, Interior Define, Noguchi, Santa and Cole, Dumais Made, O & G, and Lumas. The furniture curation throughout the space, also designed by Method Studios, draws inspiration from the industrial and maritime heritage of Baltimore as a premier port city. The space is populated with vintage designer pieces and a colour palette of blues and greens accented by blackened steel and rich walnut wood.

wooden floors with carpets and steel window detail in the lobby at ROOST Baltimore

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The property includes an on-site fitness centre with Peloton bikes and 2000 square metres of indoor and outdoor resort-like amenity space, including an open-air pool lined with cabanas and an outdoor fireplace centred around a full-service hybrid bar and lounge. Additionally, Method Co. will be leasing out 40 apartment units for long-term residents who will also have access to all of the building’s amenities.

“With the addition of ROOST, Baltimore Peninsula is poised to become a vibrant destination for visitors and workforce talent that wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity to experience the Baltimore Peninsula lifestyle,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder and CEO of MAG Partners. “ROOST’s high-design and commitment to quality compliments our broader approach as we create a new 24/7 neighbourhood.”

chairs, cabanas plants and a bar on the roof terrace of ROOST Baltimore

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“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to open our sixth ROOST location within the incredible city of Baltimore,” said Randall Cook, Co-Founder and CEO of Method Co. “MAG Partners and MacFarlane Partners are completely transforming the city’s waterfront experience with Baltimore Peninsula, making it an incredibly desirable destination for locals and visitors alike. We were drawn to this project by Kevin Plank and his partner’s positive energy, vision and commitment for the area and we look forward to playing a role in bringing that vision to life. At Method Co., it is an exciting moment for us as we explore new dimensions within our ROOST brand. The property’s design is thoughtfully layered with luxury details to create an elevated home-like experience. We’ve also worked to enhance our full-service amenity space. With a relatively low number of units versus the size of our team, we’ll be focused on delivering a high service and personalised experience to our hotel guests and residents alike.”

The ROOST Apartment Hotel blends the comfort and space of an apartment with the amenities and design of a boutique hotel, creating a temporary living environment ideally suited for today’s travellers away for a few days and long-term guests alike. Considered a pioneer in the apartment hotel movement, Method Co.’s ROOST Apartment Hotel brand is significantly expanding its portfolio, with recent openings outside of its home base of Philadelphia, including Cleveland and Tampa, with plans to open additional locations in Detroit this Spring and Charleston in 2024. Method Co. has combined its expertise in design, placemaking and operations to lead the development of the new property, building upon its robust portfolio of successful brands and hotel property launches.

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