Openings - Maryland

Ellicott City - The Turf Valley Resort began its three-phase, multi-million dollar renovation project in November 2005. The project, scheduled to be complete by May 2006, includes lowering the number of guest rooms to 164 high-end, luxury accomodations. Each will feature plasma televisions and Heavenly Beds. The 6th and 7th floors will be converted to become the concierge level where guests can enjoy a continental breakfast and cocktail hour daily. Other plans include renovation of the Cameo Ballroom, Ellicott Room, and The Terrace Restaurant.

Baltimore City - The Renaissance Inn by Marriott-Downtown Inner Harbor has upgraded their facility. Complimentary high-speed Internet is now available in all guest and meeting rooms, the lobby has received a makeover, and the 14,000-sf Maryland Ballroom received new wall coverings, upgraded lighting, and has replaced the air wall mechanical and house sound systems.

Prince George's County - The new Radisson Hotel Largo, with its 2,300-sf of meeting and banquet space, can host up to 200. It has 184 guest rooms, a restaurant, lounge, and featured amenities, such as in-room coffee, flat-screen televisions on the executive floor, and free high-speed Internet.

- Recently completing a $4 million renovation, the Holiday Inn Laurel West features 207 guest rooms with luxury Tempur-Pedic Mattresses, high speed internet, indoor pool, fitness center, and food service. Event space includes seven rooms consisting of 6, 563 sq. ft. of meeting space and 3,024 sq. ft. for exhibits. All meeting areas have been completely renovated and can accomodate up to 300 people.

Upper Marlboro - The new Camelot of Upper Marlboro conference center, located on the campus of Evangel Cathedral, has 32,000-sf of flexible space, including a grand ballroom, break-out rooms, and reception space. The facility can hold groups up to 2,000. It is equipped with the latest technology for AV and has its own television recording studio.