On Thursday the 24th of July in 2013, Embassy Suites Baltimore-Downtown hosted an exclusive celebration for the grand opening of the re-launched Embassy Suites Baltimore-Downtown. It was the biggest mystery adventure party of the summer at the Grand Historic Venue in the heart of Downtown Baltimore. Who knew one property could hold so much escapade exploration and fun in one building. Embassy Suites Baltimore-Downtown is a one stop shop for numerous specialized amenities including 300 remodeled guest rooms; new food & beverage outlet known as B’more Bistro and lounge; and adjacent proximity to the Grand Historic Venue which features 45,000 square feet of elegant meeting space.
The celebration took place from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m. serving complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and wine. This was a James Bond themed soiree including live music, festive entertainment, casino games, and all you can eat food and drinks from B’More Bistro. The spirits were flowing throughout five floors of the Grand Historic Venue. Check out the passport of adventure from the ‘night to remember’ of mystery:
- 6 p.m. The first floor included a mysterious dark room with four to six lamp lit registration tables. The second floor included the Golden Finger room with a Jazz duo playing live music, open Martini bar, passed Champagne and cheese, veggie & fruit buffet. The second floor also included The Gypsy Camp room which was full of bell dancers, gypsies’ fortune reading stations and spiked punch.
- 7:15 p.m. The third floor was Wander to the Dining Floor with a photo lounge that included costumes inspired for James Bond themed individual or group snapshot sessions.
- 7:30 p.m. The fourth floor included four eatery lounges including: “Diamond Are Forever” lounge hosted delectable sweets and treats such as a chocolate fountain with assorted dipables, assorted Viennese deserts, cordials and belly dance performances. “Her Majesty’s Secret Service” lounge hosted fresh carved Prime Rib accompanied by horseradish crème fraiche and mini Caesar salads and a full bar. “Thunderball” lounge hosted a Asian Station with two personal chefs preparing made to order lo mein, assorted dumplings and spring rolls; and a Slider Station with two personal chefs serving beef, crab and scallop sliders with sweet potato fries; and a full bar. “The Octopussy Raw” lounge had a Jazz duo playing live music bar and included fancy blocked ice statues around a seafood buffet with jumbo shrimp, oysters, clams and jumbo crab claws.
- 8:30 p.m. The fifth floor required mystery gold coins for access which included a gamble the night away in the Casino Royale room. Upon entering the casino each guest with given 25,000 in fake money to play over five or more casino table games and access to a full open bar. The Get Down in the Disco Volante dance hall was adjacent to the casino with a dance floor including visual and electronic effects and a live DJ, lounge leather seating and neon glass tables; not to mention a full open bar and fruit & cheese platters.
I know what your thinking, wow! The cool points was during the celebration attendees enjoyed the best fruit infused Martinis, received fortune reads in a gypsy camp, feed their hunger on amazing food and gambled & danced the night away. At the end of the night all guests received fancy boxed stainless steel cocktail shaker with Embassy Suites inscription and coupon for future discounted hotel stay(s). Oh, did I mention selected party goers from the celebration received complimentary accommodations for that nite. This was definitely a ‘night to remember’ at the Grand Historic Venue in downtown Baltimore.
Although, many vendors made the event possible, I would like to shout out Janice Yu from Wagstaff PR and all the actors for the evening from the Do or Die Mysteries, an interactive Dinner and Murder Mystery show. To book events at the Grand Historic Venue or for more information about Do or Die Mystery shows click here or call 443.422.3810.