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star hotel in the College Park area. Its
43,000 sf of meeting space includes a
10,000-sf ballroom, a penthouse loft and
1,800-sf Presidential Suite with an 800-sf
private terrace that overlooks the university
campus, ideal for evening cocktail parties.
and 9.5 acres of waterfront parks. Already
opened is the "Sandlot," a 30,000-sf open
space available for outdoor dining, live
performances and other outdoor events.
Located north of downtown, Mount
Vernon is Baltimore's cultural center,
home to museums, galleries, shops and
restaurants, all housed in 19th-century
mansions. Groups can visit the Walters
Art Museum and the Contemporary
Museum, as well as catch a glimpse of the
original copy of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
at the Maryland Historical Society. Once
known for its three B's (boarding houses,
brothels and bars), Fell's Point is the place
to organize a dine-around and sample some
authentic Chesapeake Bay cuisine, from
oysters on the half shell to fresh crab, at its
various upscale restaurants.
Back in the Inner Harbor, the new 129room Sagamore Pendry Baltimore sits atop
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the city's iconic Recreation Pier overlooking
the water. The property commemorates the
pier's history as a dance hall and social hub for
Baltimore immigrants at the turn of the 20th
century, especially in its 4,565-sf ballroom,
restored to its classic aesthetic.
At Maryland Live! in Hanover, 15
miles from Baltimore and less than 30
miles from Washington, DC, is a new
17-story luxury hotel tower with 310 guest
rooms and 25,000 sf of customizable
event space, including a large ballroom.
An additional expansion, to be completed
next spring, will double the event space. A
bonus here is the new Live! Event Center,
opening this summer, which will host topname entertainers.
Another game changer for groups
of 10 to 1,500 located just 30 minutes
from Baltimore is the new Hotel at the
University of Maryland, the only four-
One of the wealthiest suburbs of New York
City, Westchester County is known for its
peaceful and unspoiled setting. Perched on
the hillsides overlooking the Hudson River
are the extravagant castles that were home
to the billionaire industrialists of the late 19th
century, such as Jay Gould's Lyndhurst.
Groups can combine a tour with lunch as a
Attendees of Prevue's Duty of Care
Summit held early this month, stayed at the
Hilton Westchester, a meetings-centric
property with the largest grand ballroom in
the area at 9,000-sf, along with a 6,500sf junior ballroom and 16 boardrooms,
all benefitting from upgraded Internet
bandwidth. The group started the day with
a continental breakfast in the Lyndhurst
carriage house followed by a tour. After an
elegant lunch and tour at the Belvedere
Estate, attendees were off again to John D.
Rockefeller's Beaux Arts castle, Kykuit. You
can read more about this Summit by visiting
us online at Prevuemeetings.com.
Many of Westchester County's
long-established meeting properties have
recently undergone a refresh: The wellknown IACC conference center, Doral
Arrowwood in Rye Brook, completed a
$4 million renovation project to refresh its
guest rooms, the Sheraton Tarrytown
invested $5.2 million in a makeover of its
guest rooms, lobby, meeting space and
restaurant, and the Westchester Marriott
completed a $10 million makeover of its
guest rooms and plans to renovate its
20,000 sf of meeting space.
Located in Central Pennsylvania 90 minutes
from Baltimore and Philadelphia is Hershey,
home to Hershey Lodge, with 665 rooms