Prince George’s County Route 1 Corridor Hotel Boom

New hotels along Baltimore Avenue/US Route 1 in College Park, MD
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Although development projects of all types have been sprouting up along the U.S. Route 1/Baltimore Avenue Corridor in Northern Prince George’s County, new hotel development activity has been particularly vigorous in an area previously known for its cluster of cheap, outdated motels.

In just over a year, four hotels have delivered in College Park, adding 524 new rooms and 128 fully renovated rooms to the local inventory. This compares to 1,026 new rooms (including 631 at The Wharf in Southwest DC) delivered across the rest of the Washington metro area in the same time period. Another two hotels with 370 additional rooms are scheduled to break ground shortly.

The new room supply is to accommodate strong visitor demand, primarily driven by the University of Maryland, but also the coming Purple Line and the area’s surging business and research base. Several employers have moved to or expanded along the Route 1 Corridor in recent years, particularly on the east side in the University of Maryland’s “Discovery District,” including: the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, Immuta, Capital One, WeWork, BlueVoyant, and IIC Technologies.

Most recently, cybersecurity training company Cybrary announced that it would move its headquarters to a brand-new building at 5801 University Research Court, where it will create 200 new jobs.

Below are details on the newer and coming hotel properties along Prince George’s U.S. Route 1 Corridor:

Best Western Plus

Details: 8419 Baltimore Avenue, College Park. 4 stories, 50 rooms. Upper Mid-Tier. Delivered May 2013.

Best Western Plus College Park
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Details: 9020 Baltimore Avenue, College Park. 6 stories, 128 rooms. Mid-Tier. Delivered January 2017.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites College Park-University Area
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The Hotel at the University of Maryland

Details: 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park. 9 stories, 297 rooms. Luxury. Delivered September 2017.

The Hotel at the University of Maryland | College Park
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Cambria College Park

Details: 8321 Baltimore Avenue, College Park. 6 stories, 150 rooms. Upscale. Delivered August 2018.

Cambria Hotel College Park
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Townplace Suites by Marriott College Park

Details: 9620 Baltimore Avenue, College Park. 4 stories, 77 rooms. Mid-Tier Extended-Stay. Delivered November 2018.

Hyatt House Riverdale Park

Details: Riverdale Park Station, Van Buren Street, Riverdale Park. 6 stories, 120 rooms. Upscale Extended-Stay. Planned.

Early Rendering of Riverdale Park Station Hotel
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Marriott-Branded Hotel

Details: Campus Drive, College Park. 5 stories, 150 rooms. Planned.