Home to three Fortune 500 companies specializing in international hospitality – Marriott , Choice Hotels and HMS Host, the industry is the 8th largest private sector employer.
A popular tourism destination entertaining more than 28 million visitors annually, Maryland visitors spend $14 billion at restaurants, attractions and retailers. Popular new destinations include the National Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay Hyatt Resort in Cambridge.
Sports are big business in Maryland. Professional sports teams include the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Blast and Washington Redskins.
Gaylord National Harbor & Resort
With 2,000 guest rooms and 470,000 square feet of flexible function space, it's the cornerstone of National Harbor, a 300-acre waterfront destination offering spectacular dining and retail on the Potomac River.