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November 10, 2011 13:58 ET

Residence Inn Baltimore Downtown/ Inner Harbor's Stylish Restaurant Site for Filming HBO Series 'Veep'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Stars in Comedy Series Set to Air in 2012

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - The stylish urban character of one of Maryland's favored downtown Baltimore restaurants has been rendered for film shots in Veep, the new HBO television comedy series set to air in 2012.

After filming the pilot episode for the series in March of 2011 in both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., filming began again in October for the new political satire, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Crews made their way into the city after striking a production package with the state of Maryland to keep much of the filming inside the state. According to production officials, seven episodes were scheduled to be filmed over an eight-week period in Maryland and the popular 17 Light Restaurant, located inside the sophisticated Residence Inn Baltimore Downtown / Inner Harbor hotel was one of the locations used for the filming, much of which was done in the downtown area near Charles Street.

The new comedy series is set near the White House and Louis-Dreyfus plays former Senator Selina Meyer, who finds being vice president isn't at all as she expected; but instead is everything people had warned her about.

The Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel's 17 Light Restaurant and Lounge is located inside a modern loft setting and draws its following from guests of the Residence Inn Baltimore hotel suites, busy downtown commerce, ballpark attendees and tourists. The physical mortar and brick aspects of the restaurant's building combined with warm and comfortable furnishings and a tasty American menu create a relaxed and upscale atmosphere that appeals to many, and fit the needs of HBO crews.

Located just two blocks off the Harbor and in the midst of restaurants in downtown Baltimore; 17 Light welcomes sports fans, business executives, theater goers and even jurors who are looking for good food, fine drinks and simple relaxation. Conveniently connected to the Residence Inn's distinctive Baltimore hotel suites, the restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and provides hotel room service. The restaurant also offers on-site catering service utilizing the hotel's 1,100 square feet of flexible event space, ideal for small business or social gatherings in the downtown area.

About the Residence Inn Baltimore Downtown / Inner Harbor Hotel

The Residence Inn Baltimore Downtown / Inner Harbor Hotel welcomes travelers to experience its spacious accommodations which include studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, all with fully equipped kitchens and luxurious new bedding ensembles. An ideal choice for extended stay business travelers, families or those simply seeking home-like accommodations while traveling, the Residence Inn pampers guests with complimentary amenities including high-speed Internet access and grocery shopping service.

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