Renaissance Harborplace Hotel near Baltimore Aquarium Announces Completion of Hotel Room Renovation

April 05, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
BALTIMORE, MD April 5, 2009 Two decades ago, The Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, located near Baltimore's National Aquarium, burst onto the hospitality scene, boasting Baltimore's premier Inner Harbor address and the biggest rooms in the city. Today, the original "Grande Dame" of the Inner Harbor has announced the near completion of a two-year, $24 million hotel renovation project that has it shining brighter than ever before.

The project's final renovation phase, according to General Manager Ed Book, was focused on transforming the guest experience by re-imagining each of the hotel's 586 guestrooms and 36 suites with unprecedented comfort, convenience and state-of-the-art technology.

"When we first came on the scene two decades ago we were known as the Grande Dame of the then still-developing Inner Harbor. This renovation helps us to maintain that position in what is now an internationally-hailed destination, and we are excited to share it with our guests," said Renaissance Harborplace General Manager Ed Book.

Designed with a warm, welcoming earth tone-dominated color scheme, the renovated hotel rooms now include 37 and 42-inch flat panel televisions (featuring a variety of HD channels), iPod docking stations, greatly improved hi-speed internet connectivity, comfortable furniture highlighted by Marriott's renowned "Revive" beds and more.

"Our new room design is the last piece of the puzzle for a project that has reached into every aspect of the guest experience, from our common areas to our restaurants and beyond," stated Director of Sales & Marketing Chris Orr. Orr added that this final phase of the hotel renovation also included significant upgrades to the hotel's Concierge Lounge and Business Center.

The 4-Diamond-rated Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, now a newly renovated hotel, combines a distinct, sophisticated modern urban design with a location that puts guests directly in the heart of the vibrant Inner Harbor. Before or after the ballgame, guests can soak in the atmosphere of one of America's premier urban attractions, including visits to the Baltimore Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and 120 outstanding shopping and dining options.

Speaking of dining, the hotel's acclaimed WATERTABLE restaurant/lounge and Ground Floor Café have become favorites among Baltimore locals and visitors alike thanks to superb culinary talent and all-natural menus that brings stylish twists to each season's finest flavors.

For more information or to make your reservation at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel near Inner Harbor, call 1-800-535-1201 or visit