DALLAS, TX – Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will soon be home to the landmark Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at Harbor East. The hotel is the focal point of the redevelopment of a 6-block area that connects the Inner Harbor with the surrounding residential neighborhoods. HKS Hill Glazier Studio is the design architect, with Beatty Harvey & Associates providing architect-of-record services.
The mixed-use facility contains residential, hotel, commercial, entertainment, and retail spaces. The facility includes a 256-key hotel, upscale condominiums, pool, world-class spa, fitness facilities, meeting and banquet spaces, chic retail, and a signature restaurant as well as a bar and lounge.
Distinctive building massing will clearly reflect The Four Seasons Hotel’s superb waterside location. The pool and meeting areas will showcase these waterfront views. Many hotel rooms and suites will also feature balconies with direct views of the Inner Harbor.
Robert Glazier, AIA, principal with HKS Hill Glazier Studio said, “The Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, built with superior materials and comprised of well-executed architectural details, will be an example of top quality workmanship as well as pristine, clean-line design.”
While drawing upon nearby buildings, the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore lends a contemporary feel to the neighborhood. “Sleek glass towers will be the focal point of the development complex which includes high-end retail, a five-star hotel, Four Seasons-branded condominiums, and the most desirable office space in Baltimore and possibly the entire east coast,” states Christopher Janian, Assistant Development Manager, H&S Properties Development Corporation.
“Designed to be a self-sufficient neighborhood, Harbor East includes amenities catering to a diverse mix of people,” he continued. “The Four Seasons Baltimore at Harbor East will be the area’s crown jewel, adding to the 24-hour environment where people can truly live, work, and play.”
Floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall will allow natural light to permeate throughout the hotel, creating an inviting and unparalleled ambience.
The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at Harbor East is scheduled to open first quarter 2010.
HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top-three architectural/engineering firms, according to Building Design & Construction magazine. With more than $14 billion in hospitality construction underway, HKS’s hospitality practice is ranked number one in the nation and the world according to World Architecture, Building Design & Construction, and Hospitality Design magazines.
Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $39 billion in more than 758 cities located in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and 41 foreign countries. Headquartered in Dallas, the firm has 20 U.S. and worldwide offices.