August 4, 2002
IT SPEAKS volumes about bakery magnate John Paterakis' deep pockets and self-confidence that he has announced plans to construct a 200-room Four Seasons luxury resort even though the hospitality industry nationwide is in the doldrums. And he's not the only would-be hotel builder in Baltimore. Ritz-Carlton also hopes to introduce its top-tier brand here. Baltimore's current room capacity is so limited that such opulent establishments would be welcomed. But they should not be financed through taxpayer subsidies.
May 26, 2002
Timothy Warren Green, who owned an Inner Harbor floral business and formerly taught eighth-graders bound for Baltimore's School for the Arts, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his Pikesville home. He was 45. The owner of the J.J. Cummings Floral Co. at the Harbor Court Hotel on Light Street in downtown Baltimore, he earlier had a career in theater. For nearly 15 years he taught and coached eighth-graders in acting -- and prepared them for School for the Arts auditions. Born in Hartford, Conn.
June 4, 2000
Judy Kistner called Linwood Restaurant's feta-cheese-and-crab-meat salad "incredible." Tom Brady found Suburban Club's shrimp scampi "nice and spicy." And Dr. Joel Sereboff deemed Chef's Expressions' sea bass "outasight." Everyone had favorites at Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland's eighth annual Culinary Extravaganza. Fifteen local chefs lined the walls of Harbor Court Hotel's ballroom, wooden spoons and saute pans in hand -- offering a treasure trove of gourmet dishes to 300 hungry guests.
December 9, 1999
York, Pa., artist Adrienne Stein is only 13 years old but has demonstrated an extraordinary, largely untutored natural facility for drawing and painting that her family has nurtured despite their relative isolation from mainstream art institutions.A selection of Stein's recent watercolors and oils, painted from life or from photographic reproductions in a naive, Impressionist-derived style, is on view at the Harbor Court Hotel Gallery in Baltimore through Jan. 31.The Harbor Court Hotel is at 550 Light St. The gallery is on the hotel's second floor and is open to the public free of charge.
September 2, 1999
It wasn't the custom-made Irish linen. Ditto for the Italian marble or the handmade rugs, the silk wall coverings, the frescoes on the ceiling, or even those 5-inch color TV sets mounted in the guest bathrooms.Oh, those things are nice. But to the discriminating traveler, they're practically a given. What makes Baltimore's tony Harbor Court Hotel truly special -- at least in the eyes of the American Academy of Hospitality Services -- is the service. Period."You can look at marble and crystal all day," says Joseph Cinque, the academy's director of operations.
June 6, 1999
While some fear that the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31 will bring the end of civilization as we know it, some businesses see it as the perfect time to cash in on those revelers who have no fear of power outages, stock market crashes or rampant madness.Many hotels and resorts are charging exorbitant prices, believing that people will pay any amount for what is being heavily hyped as a can't-miss, once-in-a-lifetime event.The Harbor Court Hotel in the Inner Harbor, for instance, is selling a two-night deluxe package -- including gourmet meals and entertainment -- for $6,550.