December 21, 2018
Ahoy, crab lovers! MCR, the sixth-largest hotel owner-operator in the United States, has netted the 147-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport.
The hotel is a quick six-minute drive (that’s less than two nautical miles, matey) from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) — a seafood lover’s paradise recently named among the country’s top 10 airports in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Foodie voters praised BWI — the region’s fastest-growing airport — for offering a bushel of places to sample Maryland’s signature blue crab.
During your holiday travels, warm up with a bowl of crab soup followed by succulent crab cakes (get ‘em broiled or fried!) at Obrycki’s Restaurant & Bar, a beloved 74-year-old Baltimore institution now located exclusively at BWI. Afterward, scuttle over to R & R Seafood Bar and toast the new year with a peppery Crabby Mary garnished with a claw. Looking for a last-minute gift? Spice up stockings with local flavor: a tin of Old Bay and some frozen shellfish. A lump of sweet meat sure beats a lump of coal!
After filling your belly, climb aboard the Polar Express — er, the free 24-hour shuttle — to the Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport. The all-suite hotel recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation. Each spacious room boasts a fully-equipped kitchen with a two-burner stove, a microwave, a full-size refrigerator and a dishwasher. Take advantage of the complimentary grocery shopping — make your list, check it twice and let the elves do the rest. And in the meantime, pump up your pinchers at the hotel gym: soon, you won’t need a mallet to crack that crab.
Ready to emerge from your shell? Take a short 15-minute drive to Baltimore’s iconic Inner Harbor to ice skate, tour historic ships or try your luck at the Horseshoe Casino. Then visit the National Aquarium, where the Chesapeake blue crab — Callinectes sapidus, to be specific — can be seen in all its splendor, along with sharks, crocodiles and thousands of other denizens of the deep.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore-BWI Airport is located at 1181 Winterson Road in Linthicum, Maryland, and features:
Reserve rooms by phone at 410-684-6100 or online at homewoodsuites.com.