Roost feathers its nest with Baltimore aparthotel

Baltimore Peninsula, a redevelopment project in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, has inked a deal for a Roost Apartment Hotel to join the site.

The waterfront district’s development team, led by MAG Partners and MacFarlane Partners alongside hospitality development and design company Method Co, plan to bring the 81-room Roost Baltimore Peninsula online this summer.

Boutique apartments

Roost’s concept bridges the boutique hotel experience with apartment-style living. The multi-million-dollar 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 Aumen Asner Inc and Method Studios, Method Co’s in-house design firm.

Each apartment hotel unit will feature full-size kitchens with modern-day appliances and full-wall windows and balconies with waterfront views.

Ample amenities

The property includes a 24-7 concierge, an onsite fitness centre with Peloton bikes, and 20,000 sq ft 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.

Curated furnishings

The apartment hotel units, amenity space and lobby will include 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 port city. The space is populated with vintage designer pieces, with a colour palette of blues and greens accented by blackened steel and walnut wood. 

Local first

Roost Baltimore Peninsula will be Baltimore’s first high-design, extended-stay hotel concept, creating a temporary living environment suited for both travellers away for a few days as well as long-term guests.

The 235-acre mixed-use waterfront neighbourhood is being developed with joint venture partners Sagamore Ventures and the Urban Investment Group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Six sites

Randall Cook, co-founder and CEO of Method Co, said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to open our sixth Roost location within the incredible city of Baltimore. 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.

“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.”

Vibrant destination

MaryAnne Gilmartin, founder and CEO of MAG Partners, commented: “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. Roost’s high-design and commitment to quality compliments our broader approach as we create a new 24/7 neighbourhood.”

Michael Lohr, MD, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, added: “We’re excited by the continued momentum and the addition of Roost further establishes Baltimore Peninsula as the destination for travellers to experience Baltimore’s vibrant, waterfront community. The development furthers our collective goal of increasing opportunities for residents of the local community by creating new jobs and bringing new economic activity to the area.”

Portfolio expansion

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.

The line plans to open additional locations including Detroit this spring, followed by Roost Apartment Hotel Charleston, bringing 50 keys to the South Carolina city in Q1 2024.