COLUMBIA, Md. – The Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, has officially opened on Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, Md.
As part of a $30 million renovation, the 212-room hotel was updated with a new façade, a 78-room addition, and 2,000 square feet of new meeting space, among other improvements.
The newly designed lobby features a fireplace, wood accents, and nature scenes and offers showings of performances by artists who have graced the stage at nearby Merriweather Post Pavilion. A deluxe 1,200-square-foot penthouse suite is among the hotel’s accommodations.
Other additions include a lakefront vista, a rooftop pool and lounge area, and a 24-hour fitness center equipped with Peloton bikes.
Under the guidance of Chef Adam Harper, the hotel’s brand-new restaurant, Lāk, features upscale dining with American farm-to-table cuisine. The Rookery Bar & Lounge will serve craft beer and specialty cocktails, while the Osprey Cafe offers Lavazza coffee and fresh pastries baked onsite.