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Jacques Kelly: Hotel Revival's name reflects owners' goals, and the mood of Mount Vernon

Jacques Kelly: Hotel Revival's name reflects owners' goals, and the mood of Mount Vernon

The doorway at Mount Vernon’s 101 W. Monument St. is inlaid in brass and clearly states: Hotel Revival.

It’s a new name, and a thoroughly new take for a quiet neighborhood landmark that has undergone a two-year transformation into a 107-room boutique-style hotel.

It’s good to see a familiar component of the Mount Vernon neighborhood thoroughly refreshed. Hotel Revival opened last week, and visitors should prepare to be amazed at how this once-plain apartment-hotel built in 1929 has been outfitted and updated.

The lobby is papered with artist Cassandra C. Jones’ take on an 1850s Baltimore Album Quilt. This may be wallpaper, but it’s a brilliant reference to this...

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