September 7, 2011
Christopher Schafer designs three-piece suits for Ravens and Orioles as part of his eponymous tailoring business (deemed "best" by Baltimore magazine and City paper). The 39-year-old Perry Hall resident operates the Hour Haus music studio in Station North. He drums. Oh, and last year, he launched the nonprofit Baltimore Fashion Alliance. On Thursday evening, the alliance presents Fashion's Night Out, an annual celebration of fashion and shopping - originally launched in New York by Vogue's Anna Wintour - that includes tastings and events at shops, as well as a designer showcase at the InterContinental/Harbor Court Hotel.
December 28, 1996
The Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association and the Harbor Court Hotel have received annual awards from Meetings & Conventions magazine.The association, the nonprofit agency charged with luring tourists and conventions, won a "gold service" award.That award is based on overall professionalism and helpfulness of staff, advice on hotels and site inspections, transportation planning assistance, guidance on local attractions and facilities and liaisons with local vendors and services.
February 14, 1998
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton plans to visit Baltimore on Thursday to promote his proposal for increased spending to clean up the nation's water supply.Clinton's remarks, at an as-yet undetermined site, will be followed by a luncheon at the Harbor Court Hotel with donors who have given at least $10,000 to the Democratic National Committee Business Council, according to Maryland congressional sources.In his latest budget proposal, Clinton calls for spending $568 million -- a 35 percent increase -- on a joint initiative of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Agriculture department to prevent pollutants from draining into waterways.
March 11, 2000
Mayor Martin O'Malley is making his first foray into national politics since becoming mayor with a pledge to raise $200,000 for a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser at the Inner Harbor Wednesday. The $5,000-a-plate dinner, sponsored by Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos, is expected to draw a crowd that will include President Clinton, Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Along with O'Malley's $200,000, Glendening has promised that he would raise $250,000, including a $25,000 donation from his campaign fund, sources close to the fund-raiser said.
November 18, 1990
What ingredients produce great gingerbread houses? Teamwork. A blueprint. Plenty of sugar and flour. And time -- lots of it.Chefs Michael Rork and Holly Forbes teamed with architects Bill Keller and Carl Oehrig for more than a week to craft this Fells Point scene of cake, icing and chocolate. Their City Pier diorama stands unsupported -- no plywood or hidden frame.What holds it up? "Sheer luck," quips Ms. Forbes (and a solid design, tested for soundness before construction began). Working from photographs, they drafted plans and cut templates for each wall and window, then baked and painted for a week.
August 27, 1999
Baltimore's Harbor Court Hotel has joined the prestigious ranks of New York's Plaza, San Francisco's Ritz-Carlton and Paris' Hotel de Crillon by winning a Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The award is based on the anonymous observations of hospitality-industry professionals and some world travelers. Establishments are rated on atmosphere, food, hospitality and cleanliness.The academy is an international award program founded in 1989 and based in New York City.
November 14, 1995
The Harbor Court Hotel has been rated Maryland's top hotel -- and the 11th-best in America -- in a poll of Conde Nast Traveler magazine readers.The poll listing the top 25 U.S. hotels appears in the magazine's November issue. It is based on the opinions of more than 30,000 readers.The 203-room Inner Harbor hotel joined such prestigious hotels receiving the honor as Four Seasons in Washington, Chicago and Boston and the Ritz-Carltons in Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta.Criteria used to judge destinations around the world include service, rooms, restaurant, location and atmosphere.
May 22, 1995
BALTIMOREFor more Baltimore convention information, call the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association at (410) 659-7300 within Maryland or (800) 343-3468 from outside Maryland.* May 22-25 Associated Public Safety Communications Officers, Hunt Valley Inn. Contact: Weldon Hale. Expected attendance: 350* May 22-26 Optical Society of America, conference, Baltimore Convention Center. Contact: Larry Lottridge. Expected attendance: 5,500* May 24-27 Association of Food and Drug Officials, Omni International Hotel.
July 7, 1999
At age 86, Julia Child still inspires impressive menus.The grand dame of the culinary world will be honored July 16 in Baltimore with an elaborate four-course dinner prepared by award-winning chef Allen Susser of Florida and several local chefs, including Galen Sampson of Harbor Court Hotel, Denis Manneville of Weber's on Boston and Harriet Dopkin of the Classic Catering People.The event at the Belvedere Hotel, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the American Institute of Wine and Food.
June 20, 1994
New positions* J. Schoeneman Inc., a unit of Plaid Clothing Group, announced that Patricia Koehler has been chosen vice president for customer service.* Heavenly Ham named Helen Shue as manager of its Woodlawn store.* McCormick & Co., named Larry L. Layton manager, regulatory guidance and technical support.* Maryland Hotel Supply Co. appointed Patricia Rowen as vice president of finance.* Sunbelt Beverage Corp. announced that Joseph F. Davolio has been chosen president of its Baltimore-based Churchill Distributors.