Baltimore is in the midst of a renaissance, and you can really feel those good vibes flow in the historic, just north of downtown neighborhood of Mount Vernon, home to the original Washington Monument and the Walters Art Museum, known for its vast collection of 18th and 19th century art.
This quirky, diverse cultural district lined with quaint 19th century architecture and packed with restaurants and bars is where the 107-room Revival—JDV’s first Maryland property—is opening in early 2018. Set in a circa-1929 building that illuminates Mount Vernon’s rich history, the spacious, airy guest rooms are the handiwork of local firm SM+P Architects. Inspired by authentic intel sourced from the Maryland Historical Society, these rooms feature locally made artwork, quilts with patterns that nod to Chesapeake Bay, and hardwood floors reminiscent of pilings from the city’s famed Inner Harbor. Wallpaper, wood-paneled headboards, and throw rugs all make them feel just a little more like dwelling in a classy, cozy residence.
But when it’s time to eat, descend into the more boisterous Square Meal, Revival’s signature restaurant on the ground floor emphasizing craft cocktails and American cooking amped by farmers’ market ingredients. Up on the roof will be the coveted Topside, where panoramic views of Baltimore below are coupled with a bounty of local seafood dishes, including the state’s beloved fresh crab. Guests looking for a little incentive to spend a night in instead of exploring need not look further than Revival’s trifecta of private karaoke rooms.