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The Hotel at the University of Maryland Wins 2021 Stella Award, the Meeting Industry’s Highest Honor

Updated: Dec 31, 2021

The Hotel at the University of Maryland

College Park, Md. (November 4, 2021) –The Hotel at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce that it has been honored with two of the Northstar Meeting Group’s 2021 Stella Awards. The Hotel has been recognized with the Silver Medal for Best Hotel/Resort in the Northeast Region and a Bronze Medal for Best Hotel/Resort Event Space (On-site) in the Northeast Region.  

Presented by Northstar Meetings Group and its leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, this award honors hotel and service providers that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

“We are thrilled to have received this honorable recognition after a year of unparalleled challenges,” said Linda Westgate, The Hotel’s general manager. “Our team has worked so hard to ensure that all event, meeting, and guest experiences receive superior service and attention, and earning this award and recognition is a tremendous honor for our team.”

This year, more than 6,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 603 destinations, hotels, and service providers nominated in 17 categories across six regions in the United States and worldwide. The Hotel and other winners were selected based on overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

After nominations closed in 2021, finalists in each category were determined by meeting planners during an open voting period. Winners were then selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.

“All of the honorees truly represent excellence in the meetings and events industry as valued and respected suppliers,” said Loren Edelstein, vice president and content director for Northstar Meetings Group. “Thank you to this year’s winners for supporting meeting and event professionals so capably during such difficult times.”

To learn more about the winners of the 2021 Stella Awards and to view the Stella Awards Virtual Showcase visit

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