Openings - Maryland - 2006-05-15

Baltimore- The new 750-room Hilton Baltimore Convention Center hotel is underway in Baltimore. The hotel is planne dto open in August 2008 and will be connected to the Convention Center. It will provide convenience for meeting planners and additional meeting space.

- The Harbor Court Hotel has been purchased by InterContinental Hotels Group. The conversion of the 195-room facility is expected soemtime this spring 2006.

- The Hyatt Regency Baltimore is in the middle of a $16 million renovation of all of its 486 guest rooms and 25 suites and parlors with new bathroom fixtures, furniture, linens and window treatments, and flat-screen televisions. The entire hotel will also receive new carpeting, artwork, and lighting.

Mount Vernon- The Tremont Grand is now open with 45,000-sf of meeting and event space. The historical building has state-of-the-art technology and five floors of meeting space. It has the second largest amout of meeting space in the city.