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Boutique hotel The Ivy to have modern American restaurant

Richard Gorelick

The Baltimore Sun

10:35 AM EDT, June 2, 2014

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The Ivy Hotel, the “boutique urban resort” under development in Mid-Town Belvedere, will have a modern American restaurant named Magdalena.

The Ivy will occupy the massive Gilded Age brownstone at Calvert and Biddle streets that was built as a private residence and was most recently known as the Inn at Government House.

Magdalena will be the public face of the 18-unit hotel, which otherwise will operate in the manner of a resort, with lounge areas and spa services available for guests only.

The restaurant’s chef will be Mark Levy, who formerly worked at The Point, an Adirondacks resort created by Garrett Hotel Consultants, the Charlotte, Vt.-based firm that has been hired to design The Ivy.

The hotel’s owners include Martin Azola and Tony Azola, the father-and-son principals in Azola, a Baltimore-based construction firm specializing in adaptive reuse, and the philanthropists Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown.

The Ivy is scheduled to open in early 2015, according to a spokeswoman for the hotel.