Built in 1928, the 440-room Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, was the largest in Maryland at the time, and still carries cultural weight with Charm City residents. The initial F&B program featured a bar and restaurant, and that template didn’t change much until 2015, when the property opened LB Skybar on its 19th-floor rooftop as part of a hotel-wide renovation.
“The roof wasn’t used for anything prior to that,” says GM Onahlea Shimunek. “We saw it as a true asset and opportunity to do something different in the city. It’s generated a lot of buzz for the hotel, and functions as a destination for locals and in-house guests, as well as a prime space for group events of all sizes.”