Developer Shaffin Jetha wants customers to his new Indigo hotel to feel “like you’re a guest of someone in one of those big Mount Vernon rowhouses.”
Jetha is working to get the Indigo hotel at 24 W. Franklin St. open within the next two weeks. In the year since his group bought the building, it has undergone a head-to-toe renovation that blends the interior of the historic landmark with its surroundings.
“Indigo hotels — they’re built to be an integral part of the community experience,” Jetha said. So the interior of the hotel reflects the history and architecture of Mount Vernon. The lobby is reminiscent of the neighborhood’s social clubs in the 1920s; the bar is meant to resemble a lady’s perfume cabinet; and the library will be stocked with books by Baltimore authors.
Reprint from Sarah Meehan, Baltimore Business Journal