Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace changes hands

The Buccini/Pollin Group has acquired the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, further expanding its portfolio of Marriott International-affiliated and lifestyle hotels. Sunstone Hotel Investors sold the property for $80 million.

The recently renovated, full-service lifestyle hotel features 622 rooms, nearly 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, three food-and-beverage outlets and a signature, waterfront restaurant called Watertable. Additional hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and a full-service business center. The hotel's central location is within walking distance of Baltimore's major attractions, including M&T Bank Stadium, Camden Yards, the National Aquarium and the Baltimore Convention Center.

"We know and love the Renaissance brand,” said Dave Pollin, president of The Buccini/Pollin Group. “Renaissance invites business and leisure travelers alike to discover the unexpected.  Coupled with the hotel's unparalleled Inner Harbor location, Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace guests will experience the best that Baltimore has to offer. We are very proud to be expanding our commitment to Baltimore, a city on the rise."

The Buccini/Pollin Group has a longstanding connection to the Baltimore region, opening its first hotel in the area in 1997. Today, the BPG portfolio includes 17 Marriott-affiliated hotels, including the recently renovated and rebranded Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown in Old City.