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Four-star Hotel at UMD, Restaurants Open

By Lauren Brown


John T. Consoli

John T. Consoli

The Hotel at the University of Maryland officially opened its doors on Friday, ushering in not only guests but also a new era in luxury accommodations in College Park.

With 297 guest rooms, conference and meeting rooms, four restaurants and a spa, the Hotel is the only four-star hotel in the city. Located across from the main entrance to the University of Maryland, it’s the anchor of Greater College Park, the public-private partnership to revitalize the community as a vibrant hub of academics, downtown amenities and startup businesses.

The 10-story Hotel, developed by longtime university supporter David Hillman’s Southern Management Corp., and restaurants created more than 400 jobs and represents an investment of more than $180 million. 

Click through to take a virtual tour of the Hotel and its partner restaurants.

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The grand lobby features tall ceilings, cozy furnishings and a striking artwork called “Blackwater,” by sculptor Rodney Carroll. Made of stainless steel and copper nickel, it depicts the Chesapeake Bay’s tidal salt marshes that blur land and water. Credit: John T. Consoli

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