Method Co. Announces Opening of ROOST Baltimore, Located at Baltimore Peninsula
Baltimore’s first high-design, extended-stay hotel features 81 fully-furnished apartment hotel units, 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor resort...
BLLA Editorial Team
June 29, 2023 – 9 min read
Baltimore’s first high-design, extended-stay hotel features 81 fully-furnished apartment hotel units, 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor resort-like amenity space, and 40 apartment units for long-term residents
BALTIMORE, MD – Today, Method Co., the nationally-acclaimed real estate management, development and design company rooted in hospitality, in partnership with the Baltimore Peninsula development team, led by MAG Partners and MacFarlane Partners, announce the opening of ROOST Baltimore on July 1. Part of Method Co.’s ROOST Apartment Hotel brand, a leading extended-stay concept known for bridging the boutique hotel experience with apartment-style living, the 81-apartment hotel is located at 2460 Terrapin Way within Baltimore Peninsula, the city’s new 235-acre waterfront community.
The multi-million-dollar project, designed by architecture firm Hord Coplan Macht, features a mix of furnished studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment hotel units with interiors designed in collaboration between interior design firm Aumen Asner Inc. and Method Studios, Method Co.’s in-house design firm. Additionally, Method Co. will be leasing out 40 apartment units for long-term residents who will also have access to all of the building’s amenities.
“We are excited to announce the opening of our seventh ROOST location at Baltimore Peninsula, an unprecedented development project by MAG Partners and MacFarlane Partners that has transformed Baltimore’s waterfront into an incredibly sought-after destination for both locals and visitors,” said Randall Cook, Co-Founder and CEO of Method Co. “The opening of ROOST Baltimore accomplishes the goal we set out on – to bring Baltimore its first-ever extended stay, high-design hotel concept and provide unique and new accommodation offerings for those in need of short- and long-term stays.”
Each apartment hotel unit features full-size kitchens with modern appliances and full-wall windows and balconies to take advantage of the stunning waterfront views. The apartment hotel units, amenity space and lobby feature custom and curated furnishings from designers such as Lawson-Fenning, Gubi, TON, Pedrali, &Tradition, Interior Define, Noguchi, Santa and Cole, Dumais Made, O & G, and Lumas. The furniture curation throughout the space, also designed by Method Studios, draws inspiration from the industrial and maritime heritage of Baltimore as a premier port city. The property includes a 24/7 concierge, an on-site fitness center with Peloton bikes, and 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor resort-like amenity space including an open-air pool lined with cabanas and an outdoor fireplace centered around a full-service hybrid bar and lounge.
“ROOST opening its doors marks a special day for Baltimore Peninsula and our community,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder and CEO of MAG Partners. “Partners like ROOST are critical to realizing Kevin Plank’s vision for Baltimore Peninsula – a destination that draws visitors from across the country to experience what makes our city so special.”
“On behalf of the Baltimore Peninsula development team, congratulations to Method Co. for reaching this exciting milestone,” said Victor MacFarlane, Executive Chairman of MacFarlane Partners. “ROOST is the perfect addition to the lifestyle destination Baltimore Peninsula has become.”
Considered a pioneer in the high-design apartment hotel movement, Method Co.’s ROOST Apartment Hotel brand is significantly expanding its portfolio, with locations in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Tampa, and Detroit, as well as plans to open additional locations in Philadelphia in Fall 2023 and Charleston in 2024.
Method Co. has combined its expertise in design, placemaking and operations to lead the development of the new property, building upon its robust portfolio of successful brands and hotel property launches, including six open locations of the ROOST Apartment Hotel brand;Whyle, a furnished apartment concept in DC; Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Restaurant & Hotel and HIROKI in Fishtown, Philadelphia; Charleston’s newest luxury boutique hotel, The Pinch, along with its adjacent oyster bar and cocktail lounge, The Quinte; and the recent opening of Wilmington, Delaware’s first, luxury boutique hotel, The Quoin along with its namesake ground-floor restaurant, and craft cocktail lounge, Simmer Down.
Photographs of the property can be found here. Visit the property’s website here and follow ROOST Apartment Hotel on Instagram here.
About ROOST Apartment Hotel ROOST Apartment Hotel is a high-design, boutique extended-stay hotel concept, conceptualized by Philadelphia-based hospitality company Method Co. A first of its kind, ROOST introduces a fresh approach to hospitality by blending the comfort and practicality of an apartment with the amenities and design of a boutique hotel, creating a temporary living environment ideally suited for a long-term stay. ROOST offers studio, one and two-bedroom and penthouse apartments with full-sized kitchens and modern appliances in a beautifully appointed space, which features contemporary furnishings, antique elements, custom lighting, and unique artwork. Featured amenities include an artisanal coffee program curated by La Colombe, bike share program, and recurring resident receptions that partner with local vendors, while a dedicated 24-hour concierge desk and on-site services team further enhance and ensure a memorable guest experience. The first location, ROOST Midtown, opened in 2015 and features 28 fully furnished apartments; their second outpost, ROOST Rittenhouse, followed in 2016 featuring 27 apartments and a communal lobby; their third location, ROOST East Market opened in January 2019 with 60 apartments, an outdoor pool, and communal in Philadelphia’s Midtown Village neighborhood. The fourth location is the first outside of Philadelphia – ROOST Cleveland, which opened in March 2022 and features 62 apartments located downtown within the historic May building, a restoration of the city’s original 1915 department store; the fifth location, ROOST Tampa, opened in July 2022 and includes 97 apartments within Asher, a residential building within the new Water Street Tampa development; and its sixth location, ROOST Detroit, which opened 117 apartments in June 2023 in the city’s historic Book Tower development. ROOST also has plans to open locations in Baltimore in July 2023, in Philadelphia in fall 2023 and Charleston in early 2024. www.myroost.com
About Baltimore Peninsula Baltimore Peninsula is a 235-acre redevelopment project located on Baltimore City’s prime waterfront, featuring investments from Sagamore Ventures and the Urban Investment Group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. As one of the largest urban revitalization efforts in the United States, Baltimore Peninsula will have a fundamental and far-reaching impact on Baltimore’s future. At completion, this transformative project will include: up to 14 million square feet of new, mixed-use development; 2.5 miles of restored waterfront; and 40 acres of parks and green space. The Baltimore Peninsula redevelopment is expected to generate fresh opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship for Baltimore City residents and its local workforce.
About the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Urban Investment Group (UIG) Bringing together traditional and alternative investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management provides clients around the world with a dedicated partnership and focus on long-term performance. As the primary investing area within Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), we deliver investment and advisory services for the world’s leading institutions, financial advisors and individuals, drawing from our deeply connected global network and tailored expert insights, across every region and market—overseeing more than $2 trillion in assets under supervision worldwide as of December 31, 2022. Driven by a passion for our clients’ performance, we seek to build long-term relationships based on conviction, sustainable outcomes, and shared success over time. Goldman Sachs Asset Management invests in the full spectrum of alternatives, including private equity, growth equity, private credit, real estate and infrastructure. Established in 2001, the Urban Investment Group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management has committed over $14 billion through real estate projects, social enterprises and lending facilities for small businesses and students, creating economic value and opportunities for underserved communities and families. Follow us on LinkedIn.
About MAG Partners MAG Partners is a woman-owned, urban real estate company with decades of experience developing impactful, iconic, large-scale projects throughout New York City. Led by MaryAnne Gilmartin, together the MAG Partners team has successfully designed, built and operated over 7 million square feet of office, residential and mixed-use projects, including over 2,000 units of housing, with a total value of over $4.5 billion. The firm believes and has proven that principles of beauty, diversity and sustainability create lasting value.
About MacFarlane Partners MacFarlane Partners is a real estate investment and development firm that acquires, develops and manages properties on behalf of some of the world’s largest pension plans and institutions as well as for its own account. Founded in 1987, the firm pioneered the urban investment concept among institutional real estate investment managers in the 1990s and today is a leading investor in and developer of properties that promote smart growth, urban revitalization, sustainability and equitable development in urban and high-density suburban areas nationwide. It is headquartered in San Francisco and operates a regional office in Los Angeles.
About Method Co. Method Co. is a Philadelphia-based hospitality, development, design and branding firm founded on the joining of historically compatible disciplines under one roof; the firm bridges the worlds of interior design and real estate development, while embracing the custom design of products, furniture, identities and experiences. Built from a team of individuals with extensive experience in the fields of finance, interior design, branding, architecture, urban planning and fine arts, Method company’s diverse skill set forms the foundation of the firm’s interdisciplinary practice. The team has been responsible for the design, staging and development of hotel, restaurant, and real estate projects, such as the ROOST Apartment Hotel brand, Whyle, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons Restaurant & Hotel and HIROKI restaurant, along with the newly opened boutique property in Charleston, The Pinch, and the recently opened boutique hotel, The Quoin, in Wilmington, DE. www.methodco.com