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February 15, 1998
An improper mixture of cleaning materials prompted an evacuation of the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel yesterday morning when fumes from the solution spread throughout the building, Baltimore Fire Department officials said.Four people were treated at Mercy Medical Center for breathing problems resulting from the spill, a nursing supervisor said.Employees were mixing acid and base cleaning solutions in the ZTC hotel's laundry room about 8 a.m. when the problem occurred, said Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
The city will be forced to dip into its general fund for $1 million to help the city-owned Hilton Baltimore make debt payments this year, city officials said Wednesday. Harry E. Black, Baltimore's director of finance, said the hotel needs the money to make payments in March and September. The Hilton is expected to contribute $2.8 million in taxes this year from the hotel occupancy tax to the general fund, so the hotel is drawing from money it created, he said. "I expect it's going to be an ongoing thing for a period of time," Black said.
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BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | June 5, 1993
The Omni Inner Harbor Hotel is to be sold to a group led by a Dallas investment advisory firm for about $18 million, with a closing likely to occur in August.Hotel general manager Joseph Kane said Patriot American Acquisition Corp. signed a contract Wednesday to buy the hotel from Westinghouse Electric Corp.Westinghouse put the twin-towered hotel up for sale as part of a plan to liquidate its troubled real estate portfolio held by its investment arm, Westinghouse Financial Services.Although the hotel's approximately 450 workers got a 60-day notice of prospective layoffs Thursday, Mr. Kane said few have anything to worry about.
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Lorraine Mirabella | January 29, 2013
Here's another reason why the Baltimore Ravens really must win this game. It could save you money on a February stay at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. In the Inner Harbor hotel's "Ravens Win, You Win" promotion, the AFC Champions' final Super Bowl score will determine the discount. So if the Ravens win and score 35 points, guests get 35 percent off the best available standard room rate. The upper limit is 40 percent, which will be the discount when the Ravens score 40 points or more against the 49ers.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
Owners of the Holiday Inn-Inner Harbor have launched a $6.3 million renovation that is designed to help the 375-room hotel attract more business travelers and conventioneers, as well as families on vacation.Jack Maikranz, the general manager, said construction began this month and will be completed by January. He said the work is part of an effort by the hotel's owners to take advantage of the building's prominent location at the southwest corner of Howard and Lombard streets, near the Convention Center, the light-rail line and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
BUSINESS
By JUNE ARNEY and JUNE ARNEY,SUN REPORTER | January 7, 2006
Baltimore gained a little cachet yesterday when it was announced that the luxury Harbor Court hotel will take on the prestigious InterContinental brand after the acquisition of the complex by a Massachusetts real estate trust for $78 million. Hospitality Properties Trust of Newton, Mass., said an existing agreement was expanded to permit InterContinental Hotels Group to manage the 195-room hotel in the Inner Harbor. InterContinental operates 13 other hotels owned by HPT through 2029. The Harbor Court complex includes 72,000 square feet of office space and an attached garage with 530 spaces.
NEWS
By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,melissa.harris@baltsun.com | October 8, 2008
A Montgomery County man accused of drowning his children in a bathtub at an Inner Harbor hotel is competent to stand trial, dismiss his attorneys and plead guilty to the killings, a Baltimore Circuit judge ruled yesterday. Mark Castillo, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, requested and was granted time to decide what he wants to do. Judge Gale E. Rasin, however, said that she was reserving judgment on whether she would allow Castillo to represent himself at a trial, should he choose to plead not guilty.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1997
A state lawmaker who opposes the Wyndham Inner Harbor East Hotel has proposed a measure that the hotel's developers say would effectively kill the $132 million project.A bill pre-filed yesterday by Del. Howard P. Rawlings, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, guarantees that the battle over an Inner Harbor hotel to serve the convention trade will shift to Annapolis and be played out in next year's legislative session.Rawlings, a Baltimore Democrat, said the legislation would relieve the state of its obligation to pay $3.7 million in annual subsidies for the Baltimore Convention Center if the City Council approves a Wyndham hotel larger than 350 rooms.
BUSINESS
By Abbe Gluck and Abbe Gluck,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1996
Let them eat steak.Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse, said yesterday that it will open at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel next spring, a decision that most said was good news for downtown, business people, steak-eaters and steak-servers alike."
NEWS
March 31, 1998
An item in the City/County Digest in yesterday's Maryland section incorrectly reported the date of a free career fair. The event is scheduled for next Monday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel. The Sun regrets the error. Pub Date: 3/31/98
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
Preliminary plans for a red brick and glass hotel near Harbor East were approved Thursday by the city's architectural review panel. The structure, at South Central Avenue and Fleet Street, also will have about 14,000 square feet for retail and restaurants on the first floor, said Neil Tucker, a partner with Chesapeake Real Estate Group LLC. It's too early to name retailers, he said, but that they will be equivalent in quality to retailers currently...
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2012
David Kohlasch, a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, recently took the helm of an Inner Harbor landmark. Sonesta, a hotel brand relatively unknown in the Mid-Atlantic, assumed management in May of the InterContinental Harbor Court hotel, now called the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court. Before this year, the rapidly expanding brand only had a handful of properties in the United States. Its roughly two dozen hotels were concentrated in South America and Egypt. By the end of summer, Sonesta hotels will dot the eastern seaboard, nearly doubling the brand's locations.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2010
Three men were hospitalized early Sunday morning after being robbed and assaulted outside an Inner Harbor hotel, police confirmed. According to preliminary information, four men who had been drinking and were "very intoxicated" were standing outside the Intercontinental Hotel in the 500 block of Light St. before 2:40 a.m. when four males and two females walked past them. One of the males asked, "Are you laughing at me?" and punched one of the men, a 28-year-old, in the nose, police said.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2010
Baltimore police are investigating the death of an adult male whose body was discovered Monday afternoon in his room at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel at the Inner Harbor. A preliminary investigation shows that no foul play is suspected, said Det. Jeremy Silbert, a city police spokesman. A cause of death will determined by the state Medical Examiner's Office after an autopsy is completed, most likely on Tuesday. Few details were immediately available. Silbert said a member of the hotel staff found the body about 1:30 p.m. but the spokesman did not know why the staffer checked on the room or whether the staffer was a member of the cleaning staff.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | peter.hermann@baltsun.com | August 25, 2010
A woman called police from Penn Station early Wednesday and reported that she had been raped overnight at the InterContinental Harbor Court at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, according to a department spokesman. Authorities had few details and said the woman invoked the "Jane Doe Law" that allows her to remain anonymous, even to police, and to be treated at a hospital or at a rape center where forensic evidence will be preserved for a year. The law is designed to encourage victims to seek help without having to first go to law enforcement.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,melissa.harris@baltsun.com | January 14, 2009
The Montgomery County man accused of drowning his three children, one by one, in the bathtub of an Inner Harbor Hotel filed an insanity plea yesterday - for the second time in an increasingly erratic defense. Several months ago, Mark Castillo's case began with an insanity plea. His lawyers then withdrew the filing as Castillo launched a series of hysterics, efforts to fire his lawyers, and a public request to plead guilty and receive the death penalty. Yesterday, the strategy came full circle as a calm, well-dressed Castillo stood by as his lawyer said she would renew the insanity plea.
NEWS
October 5, 1990
A baby born in the restroom of the Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel last month was stillborn, the state medical examiner's office has ruled.The full-term baby boy never took a breath, said chief investigator Carl Flimke.The baby was born Sept. 19 to a 34-year-old woman who entered the hotel at Pratt and Eutaw streets about 7 a.m. and went into the restroom on the first floor.A cleaning supervisor found the woman bleeding in the restroom and the newborn infant dead in the toilet and called paramedics.
FEATURES
May 12, 1998
Preakness Celebration '98, Maryland's weeklong festival building up to the Preakness Stakes race Saturday, is under way. Today's events:Pee Wee Preakness. Baltimore City schoolchildren on hobby horses race for prizes and candy. Noon, Inner Harbor. Details: (410) 837-4636. Free.Preakness Pub. Jockeys from Pimlico Race Course tend bar for charity from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Orioles Bar in the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Free admission; drink prices vary.For more information and to confirm times: 410-837-3030.
NEWS
By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,melissa.harris@baltsun.com | October 8, 2008
A Montgomery County man accused of drowning his children in a bathtub at an Inner Harbor hotel is competent to stand trial, dismiss his attorneys and plead guilty to the killings, a Baltimore Circuit judge ruled yesterday. Mark Castillo, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, requested and was granted time to decide what he wants to do. Judge Gale E. Rasin, however, said that she was reserving judgment on whether she would allow Castillo to represent himself at a trial, should he choose to plead not guilty.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to the Sun | December 6, 2006
J. Preston Rooks Jr. Chief concierge InterContinental Harbor Court Baltimore hotel Salary --$13.39 an hour, plus tips Age --34 Years on the job --Two How he got started --Rooks began in the hotel business more than seven years ago, working first as a concierge for a Marriott hotel in Norfolk, Va. He then moved to a management position with Marriott in Hunt Valley. Wanting to get back to the concierge profession, he went to work at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel as chief concierge before switching to his current job two years ago. "I love to interact with people.
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