Owner Chris Smith of William C. Smith Company and the Tremont Plaza Hotel has decided to change the hotel's concept or "redesign the use" and turn it into luxury, extended stay and apartments.
The Tremont Hotel has been a fixture at the corner of St Paul and Saratoga Streets for decades. Most recently described as a 300 all-suite hotel with 45,000 square feet of historic meeting space at the Tremont Grand. Formerly the Grand Masonic Lodge, the Grand is an architectural gem with 19 rooms and 5 floors of unique meeting space. The hotel offers three onsite restaurants, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, complimentary wireless internet, and seasonal outdoor pool. All 300 residential designed suites feature a spacious living area, full kitchenette, flat panel HD televisions with Direct TV service, and iPod docking stations. The luxury downtown property is recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation encompassing all suites and public areas.
The Tremont Grand will continue to operate, as a premier social venue for weddings in Baltimore and hope to get more corporate business.
Most of the sales staff of the Tremont was let go, not because of talent, but because of the changes. For example, Judy Wilbur, who was the Director of Sales & Marketing and is an industry veteran, told me that she "
is delighted to announce my arrival at the Hilton Baltimore! With 757 guestrooms and over 60,000 square feet of stunning, functional meeting space, we offer a great location to groups from 20 to 2500 and then some."
A call to the Sales office still notes Judy and the rest of her staff at their extentions. Bonnie Triplett's extention also is noted, but she is no longer employed with the hotel. Terry Beauford General Manager, stated moments ago, "We are an operating, full service hotel and look forward to servicing our guests in 2012 in both of our venues."
We wish all parties involved the best and will continue to keep you updated.