Awards and Mentions

Weller Development Partners is experienced in all phases of development, including hospitality, multifamily, and mixed-use development. We leverage our team’s expertise and capabilities to build award-winning properties.

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Conde Nast Traveler, October 2018
The Best Hotels in the World: Readers’ Choice Award Winner 2018
The Sagamore Pendry hotel in Fells Point was named the top hotel in the U.S. as part of Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice awards. The Pendry, at 1715 Thames St., opened in 2017, transforming a vacant pier into a posh destination that includes 128 rooms, a bar and restaurant by chef Andrew Carmellini, an infinity pool and harbor views. It became the first East Coast hotel for the boutique chain Montage Hotels & Resorts.

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USA Today, February 2022
10 Best Waterfront Hotels in the US
Located in a historic building on Baltimore’s Recreation Pier, or “Rec Pier” as locals know it, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is a luxury hotel that overlooks Inner Harbor. The historic 1914 building honors the city’s history and surrounding waterfront community of Fell’s Point where cobblestone streets are dotted with seaside restaurants and boutiques.

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Forbes, February 2018
The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018
Despite its history as one of the country’s most important ports, Baltimore has been overlooked, notes Biggs Bradley. “But now, with the new Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel [developed by Weller Development], a burgeoning arts scene and the planned Under Armour campus, Baltimore’s moniker of Charm City is becoming a reality.”

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Haute Living, January 2022
Why A Visit To ‘Charm City’ — AKA Baltimore — Should Be On Your Radar This Year
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore: Here, at this early 20th century property on Baltimore’s historic Recreation Pier – “Rec Pier” as it’s known to locals – guests will find a sexy spot with water views that feels young, hip and embraces the spirit of its Fell’s Point home thanks to a design by interior designer Patrick Sutton fusing the hotel’s history with a modern touch.

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Conde Nast Traveler, October 2018
The Best Hotel or Resort in Every State: Maryland
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore: While the “Rec Pier” serves as the frontispiece of the property—and houses the Andrew Carmellini Rec Pier Chop House restaurant and a small whiskey bar called The Cannon Room—the guest rooms are in the new-build addition on the old footprint of the pier. The Pendry is probably one of the best places to stay in Baltimore right now, and if you’re coming for nightlife and dining, this is the perfect place to be.

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Travel + Leisure, February 2018
It List 2018: Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore: The 128 guest rooms resemble an old-school captain’s cabin, with plenty of brass and mahogany. The Cannon Room bar has, no surprise, a real 18th century cannon, unearthed during construction and displayed beneath the floor. But the true allure of the Sagamore is surprisingly, its location. Despite the tourist trappings downtown, Baltimore still has a working harbor, with just the right dose of grit.

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PhillyBite Magazine, April 2022
Five Best Crab Houses in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay
Nick’s Fish House is an iconic Baltimore seafood destination situated on the Maryland Chesapeake Bay waterfront. Nick’s offers daily specials, known for serving steamed crab, local seafood, and regional specialties.

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2018 Best in Real Estate Awards
Best New Construction Finalists:
Sagamore Spirit’s 22,000-square-foot distillery opens in Port Covington along with its restaurant Rye Street Tavern
Best Redevelopment/Conversion Finalists: The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel opens after a $60 million renovation of the 103-year-old Rec Pier in Fells Point

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Baltimore Magazine, March 2021
Dining Awards 2021: Best Outdoor Dining
Rye Street Tavern: One silver lining of the pandemic is that many restaurants have upped their al fresco game. Nowhere is this truer than at Andrew Carmellini’s Rye Street Tavern in Port Covington, where glorious tents take center stage.

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Eater, February 2018
The 12 Hottest New Restaurants in Baltimore
Rye Street Tavern: Rye Street has become the first true hot spot in the soon-to-be re-developed Port Covington neighborhood.
Rec Pier Chop House: Located in the stunning new Sagamore Pendry hotel, this contemporary Italian chophouse looks out over Fell’s Point’s cobbled streets.

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2017 SouthBmore’s Best Awards
Best Outdoor Dining – Nick’s Fish House
Best Seafood – Nick’s Fish House

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Best of Baltimore 2017: Best Bar
The Cannon Room:
Fells Point went upscale this year with the opening of the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore hotel. Our favorite space is the intimate 25-seat Cannon Room. Bonus: There’s a real War of 1812 cannon on display.

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Baltimore Sun, July 2022
Baltimore’s Best 2022
Baltimore’s Best Distillery: Sagamore Spirit Distillery