New College Park Hotel Hits Milestone

Construction at the new hotel in College Park hit a milestone Friday.

The Hotel at University of Maryland will hold a ceremonial “topping off” as construction reaches the top floor, reports the Washington Business Journal. The hotel had originally been slated for 13 floors but had to scale back to 10 due to the nearby airport.

The story has some more details about the 297-room $165 million hotel being built by Southern Management Corp.

Southern is going for a three- to four-diamond-level hotel, following the guidebook of AAA, which does the hospitality rankings. The property will have an indoor pool and fitness center and a full-service Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in-house — Prince George’s County’s first.

The story notes that the university itself books 80,000 to 90,000 room-nights a year and the university chapel hosts 300 weddings a year.

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