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The Ulysses Hotel Is Baltimore's Liveliest, Most Decadent New Accommodation

An obscure American city, a heavy café, a place to escape réalité. At Baltimore’s new Ulysses Hotel, with its stunning low-light and mirrored lounge, you’ll feel like you’re arriving at the hottest club in Mount Vernon when the concierge hands you a blue key card. But don’t let the handmade quilts and dust-covered TV fool you into thinking this is going to be a snooze stay – there’s a REAL party hidden under the leopard-print rug potential.

Photo: Brett Wood

Models Paloma Elsesser, Jari Jones and Richie Shazam dance around the gorgeous Bloom cocktail lounge at Saturday’s grand opening And Glide – A Who’s Who with Baltimores, including artists Abdu Ali (creator of the curatorial platform they lay down), Becca Morrin (whose production designs grace Sharon Van Etten’s latest “Headspace” music video) and Rosemary Liss (restaurant owner of Le Comptoir du Vin). There are rumors of a two-hour line on the block outside, and as is true for any iconic nightclub, the staff are as much a part of the scene as the patrons.

Photo: Brett Wood

Image: Brett Wood

Ulysses was envisioned as a “where tourists can meet locals and the best tourists meet the best of Baltimore,” says Ari S. Heckman, He co-founded the cult hotel chain Ash alongside Jonathan Minkoff at

before the New York-based hotelier joined Will Cooper at 2011 as the CCO trio. Ulysses joins its sister properties in Providence, New Orleans and Detroit; all interiors are inspired by group travel and the spirit of beauty that drives culture forward—even in the quirkiest spaces. “Baltimore has a lot of people, and Mount Vernon is very walkable and has an experimental energy,” Heckman said of their fourth boutique hotel location. The nine-story historic building where Ulysses lived was built in 1912 and was formerly the residence of Mayor Latrobe – in Years later, the neighborhood is still full of character.


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