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.
October 18, 1993
For more Baltimore convention information, call the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association at (410) 659-7300 within Maryland or (800) 343-3468 outside Maryland.* Oct. 20-24: Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History convention at Omni Inner Harbor. Contact Gail Hansberry, 1407 14th St., Washington, D.C. 20005. Expected attendance: 400.* Oct. 25-26: Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters national convention at Convention Center. Contact Liliana Heindel, Kahler Hall CB 9, 720 Providence Road, Malvern, Pa. 19355.
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.
February 17, 1997
New positionsHarbor Court appoints front office managerHarbor Court Hotel announced the selection of Kyle Coffman as front office manager. He will supervise all front office activity, including the desk, concierge and valet services, bell staff and telephone operators. He joined the hotel staff in 1992 as a valet and is enrolled in hotel-restaurant management studies at the University of Delaware. Villa Julie College has chosen Eileen O'Donnell as director of human resources.A graduate of Towson State University with a master's degree in human resources development, she resides in Hampstead.
January 16, 1991
* JAN. 20Gambardella's Salon for Brides hosts a bridal show and high tea with fashions from Christian Dior, Scaasi, Galina and Rose Taft at 2 p.m. at Harbor Court Hotel. Fee is $15 by reservation (828-7870).* JAN. 24La Parfumerie in Cross Keys hosts a Chanel makeup representative through Jan. 26 for spring makeovers by appointment (435-8866).* JAN. 25Caren Charles introduces new spring suits all day at Owings Mills (363-8989).* JAN. 26Honeymoon fashion show at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in JC Penney Concourse at Security Square Mall (265-6000)