The University of Maryland and developer David H. Hillman of Southern Management Corporation today announce that the construction of The Hotel at the University of Maryland has been approved by the state and will break ground in spring 2015.
The hotel and conference center will be built on a parcel of land on the east side of campus opposite Turner Hall. The $115 million project is the cornerstone to the University's vision to encourage redevelopment of the existing downtown College Park business district, in conjunction with strategic development along the Route 1 corridor.
"The University has long needed a 4-star hotel for the tens of thousands of visitors to campus every year. It will catalyze the revitalization of College Park as a top university town with a top research university," said University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh. "I'm so thankful and proud to partner with Mr. Hillman and our University's foundation board on this transformative project."