Coming soon to Baltimore: The Study at Johns Hopkins Hotel
New York-based developer Hospitality 3 is working with Johns Hopkins University on a new university-branded hotel at the institution’s Homewood campus in North Baltimore.
The project will add to the developer’s growing Study Hotels portfolio, which currently includes similar developments such as The Study at Yale with Yale University; The Study at University City in Philadelphia, a project that encompasses several universities; and The Study at University of Chicago, which opens in 2021.
For “The Study at Johns Hopkins”, Hospitality 3 will convert the Blackstone Apartments on the corner of 33rd and North Charles Streets into a 115-room hotel featuring reconfigured, deluxe room accommodations and new inspired public spaces filled with an abundance of natural light.
Situated near the main gate of Johns Hopkins University’s North Baltimore home, the hotel will represent a key part of the revitalised Charles Village corridor, offering guests the opportunity to feel fully immersed in both campus life and the surrounding community.
According to Mitch Bonanno, the university’s Chief Real Estate Officer, the community surrounding the university’s North Baltimore campus have long needed more hotel space to accommodate visitors “from around the world”.
“Study Hotels, which has created beautiful, welcoming spaces at other universities, offered an exciting plan for a hotel that will serve the needs of the university community and add to the vibrancy of the Charles Village Retail District,” he said.
“We are excited to welcome The Study at Johns Hopkins to our campus and neighborhood, as it will be an attractive amenity for our campus, city, and all of those who visit. “
The hotel will be designed to encourage social interaction, reflection and rejuvenation, a theme present in all Study Hotels properties. Bathed in warm hues to exude the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort, decorators will use only warm, natural fabrics and accents.
There will be a large bookcase featuring books written by university scholars and authors, while museum cases will display an eclectic mix of suitable artwork.
Rooms will be kitted out with the same amenities the Study Hotels brand has come to be known for, ie. leather reading chairs for scholarly guests, expansive work desks, comfortable bedding and large windows to allow sweeping views of the campus for prospective students, alumni and their guests putting up a few nights.
It will also feature 2,500 square feet of conference space and a regionally-inspired restaurant/bar with its own entrance.
A press release describing the project said, “the hotel will embody the academic spirit and personality of the campus through the unique design of signature study units and suites”.
“Johns Hopkins is in perfect alignment with our selective growth strategy and offers us an amazing opportunity to become an integral part of their culture,” said Paul McGowan, President & Founder of Hospitality 3 and Study Hotels.
“I couldn’t think of a more perfect location for our newest property,” he added.
Pending the necessary city approvals, construction on the new North Baltimore university hotel will commence next summer and take about a year for completion. No costs for the project have been disclosed at the time of writing.
According to The Baltimore Sun, the leases of all current residents in Blackstone expire in May 2020.