Sometimes the history of a property is better left hidden. For boutique hospitality group Pendry Hotels, they’re banking on just how much nostalgia each of their locations can conjure up. As visionaries, they’re able to see the untapped potential behind city landmarks and through vigorous restoration, each Pendry Hotels property is able to grasp the art, music, design and culture of its community.
One of soon-to-be four locations, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore sits on the waterfront of “Recreation Pier” which has served a variety of purposes over the years. One instance including a brief stint as a police headquarters on a TV set. But originally, the building acted as an immigrant processing station for those entering the U.S. Remnants of the property’s storied past still remain as Pendry Hotels decided to incorporate them into the design, seen most obviously in their Cannon Room and “The Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics on the entrance wall. Pendry San Diego, the company’s only West Coast offering and the crown jewel of SoCal’s Gaslamp Quarter, recently made Travel+Leisure’s “World’s Best” list for its luxury amenities, six unique restaurants and bars and outstanding guest rooms and suites.
In collaboration with Brookfield Properties, Pendry Hotels is making their way into the Big Apple with Pendry Manhattan West, set to debut in 2021. Located in the up and coming Hudson Yards district, the hotel will boast 164 guest rooms in total which includes 30 suites, a signature dining experience, event and meeting spaces, as well as a lounge and open-air terrace bar. The vibe? It’s what Pendry Hotels describes as “Manhattan energy and California ease.”
Their most recent foray, however, has taken place right in our own backyard with the expansion and restoration of one of New Jersey’s most esteemed properties. Natirar—a hilltop estate in Somerset County—will reopen in Spring 2020 with new additions known as Pendry Natirar, a luxury 66-room hotel and Pendry Residences Natirar, which will offer 24 private whole-ownership estate and farm villas to live in.
This comes in addition to Natirar’s already award-winning Ninety Acres restaurant and adjoining cooking school, an on-site sustainable farm, private membership club, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis court and brand new spa facility, Spa Pendry.
This historic property comes with its own illustrious past as it was formerly owned by The King of Morocco, and it is what Pendry Hotels considers to be their most significant project to-date.
Main image of Sagamore Pendry Baltimore.