College Park Marriott Unveils New Name and Renovated Space
Wednesday January 15th, 2014 - 4:18PM GC
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HYATTSVILLE, MD—Following more than a year of renovation, College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center has unveiled a new name.
Formerly known as the Marriott Inn and Conference Center University of Maryland University College, the streamlined name matches the hotel’s new, flexible design developed by architectural firm HKS of Dallas, according to the company.
Changes to meeting and event space include the new Potomac Ballroom featuring 6,700 sq. ft. with 2,000 sq. ft. of private pre-function space, and windows overlooking a Georgian-inspired garden. The newly decorated Chesapeake Ballroom offers 8,200 sq. ft. and custom metal-beaded chandeliers. The hotel also introduced a new 250-seat conference dining room and 18 redecorated meeting rooms.
The renovation features The Common, a 120-seat pub-inspired restaurant offering contemporary American cuisine and libations sourced from local farms and artisans.
The project, which began in August 2012, also features 111 renovated guestrooms with 25 new executive studios offering opaque glass-walled bathrooms, built-in custom storage and work areas, iHome keyboard docking stations and art inspired by the collections of the hotel’s owner, the
University of Maryland University College. Free WiFi is available in public spaces and all 237 of the hotel’s guestrooms.
Additional enhancements include a fitness center featuring Matrix cardio machines that offer virtual workouts in landscapes from around the world; new apps such as Mobile Check-In, Red Coat Direct and Workspace On Demand.
Tags: College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center • HKS • Hospitality • Architecure & Interiors • Construction/Renovation •
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