Let’s take a break from history and look at what’s going on now at the hotel! There were a couple of notable occurrences in the last week.
First, the Lord Baltimore Hotel has teamed up with another Baltimore company, Classic Catering People. From the hotel’s January 29 press release:
“The historic Lord Baltimore Hotel and The Classic Catering People have announced a unique collaboration in which Classic Catering People will serve as the exclusive caterer for the Lord Baltimore Hotel.
With this collaboration new and previously booked meetings and events at the Lord Baltimore Hotel will be arranged and coordinated by Classic Catering People. This includes large-scale events and celebrations in the Calvert Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,200 people for a reception, as well as events in the new 19th Floor roof-top parlors and other function rooms suited for more intimate gatherings.
“The Baltimore community will be the beneficiary of the extraordinary synergy between the Lord Baltimore Hotel and Classic Catering People,” said Gene-Michael Addis, General Manager of the Lord Baltimore Hotel. “This partnership will elevate all events held at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, including those that are already under contract, and will allow our guests to have the extraordinary advantage of a top-notch venue and a premier caterer under one roof.”
A Baltimore company with more than 40 years of experience in the arenas of social and corporate catering, Classic Catering People believes that a passion for food is at the base of every event. Along with talented Account Executives and catering staff, Classic Catering has an accomplished culinary team of inventive chefs that continually craft new menus with traditional and contemporary flavors as well as presentations.
“The Classic family is delighted to partner with the Lord Baltimore Hotel in achieving excellence in event service for its clientele,” said Harriet Dopkin, president and co-owner of The Classic Catering People. “Our company has deep roots in the Baltimore community and shares a similar vision as the Rubell family, the new owners of the hotel, in putting the city’s celebrated assets—such as the Lord Baltimore Hotel—at the forefront, and we look forward to embarking on this exciting new journey.”
Also last week, cast and crew for the HBO series “Veep” were filming at the hotel from Monday to Wednesday. For those who are unfamiliar with the show, here’s the back story from HBO:
“Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia-Louis Dreyfuss) has accepted the call to serve as Vice-President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. Veep follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington.”
Have you been to a cool event at the Lord Baltimore Hotel recently? Write to stories@lordbaltimorehotel and tell us about it!