WASHINGTON, D.C.—Modus Hotels announced it has acquired the 97-suite Brookshire Suites, Modus’ first hotel in downtown Baltimore and its third hotel acquisition of 2012. The company will invest several million dollars to fully renovate and re-concept the property and incorporate it into the Modus Hotels Collection, a portfolio of 12 hotels.
“With its ideal location along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and its distinctive identity, the Brookshire Suites is a perfect fit in our expanding portfolio of Modus Hotels,” noted Aaron Katz, president and CEO of Modus Hotels, in an announcement. “Following the completion of the renovation and the implementation of our proprietary marketing and management systems, we believe the hotel will be well positioned as an affordable, lifestyle hotel experience, something not offered by the existing hotels in the Baltimore market.”
The Brookshire Suites Inner Harbor Hotel offers suites averaging 500 square feet and contain a sleeping area and a separate living room furnished with a sofa, oversized desk, free WiFi, and a mini-refrigerator with complimentary bottled water.
With floor to ceiling glass and overlooking the harbor, the hotel’s 10th floor offers guests breakfast service and evening social activities. An adjacent meeting room, which also faces the harbor, provides meeting services for up to 75 participants. The hotel also offers a fitness facility and lobby offering items such as grab-n-go meals, snacks, and a variety of sundries.
Modus plans to begin the renovation process in January 2013. It will start in phases so as to minimize guest disruption, with an expected completion date of the fourth quarter 2013. The re-positioning will include a new lobby, new guest suites, and a new exterior.