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Downtown Hotel & Conference Center

In 2009 a group of community partners and the Major Employers Group of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce identified a critical need for a downtown hotel and conference center. While there are several quality hotels in the Frederick market, the availability and size of meeting and conference space was seen as inadequate by the Major Employers and others. A feasibilty study was initiated, showing strong demand for this new hotel product in the Frederick market as well as induced demand by such a facility for additional hotel rooms at other hotel locations. 

The Partners

  • Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
  • Chamber's Major Employers Group (MEG)
  • City of Frederick Department of Economic Development
  • Frederick County Office of Economic Development
  • Tourism Council of Frederick County
  • Downtown Frederick Partnership

On February 19, 2014, The City of Frederick Purchasing Department issued RFP 14-J on behalf of the Downtown Frederick Hotel Advisory Committee for the express purpose of accepting proposals for the development of a privately owned and operated full-service hotel and conference center in historic Downtown Frederick.  Two qualified proposals were received by the May 9, 2014 deadline.  The Selection Committee entertained presentations from both teams and proceeded to score each proposal in accordance with the Selection Criteria established in the RFP.  That scoring resulted in the unanimous recommendation of award by the Committee to one of the development teams, team Plamondon. For more details, view the 2 newest documents added below.

Resources and Documents

Click here to view a video with key stakeholders and City officials:
Downtown Hotel Video