Chesapeake Hospitality manages dozens of lodges throughout the nation, however two new initiatives are returning it to its roots on the Route 1 hall.
The corporate, which is now headquartered in Greenbelt, is growing an upcoming food hall on the Station at Riverdale Park and in addition relaunching the iconic Ledo’s Pizza in Faculty Park, each of that are anticipated to open later this summer time.
Each are smaller initiatives for the family-run enterprise, which at the moment operates 42 hotels in cities like Memphis, St. Louis, Atlantic Metropolis, Pittsburgh and Louisville, Ky.
However they’re nearer to house for an organization that obtained its begin in 1947 with a 12-room motel in Faculty Park referred to as the Royal Pine Vacationer Court docket, in keeping with a history of College Park’s motels.
Situated at 9113 Baltimore Ave., now the location of the Days Inn throughout from Uptown Cheapskate, the motel was constructed within the Nineteen Forties with a Southwest theme, with 10 models that every had their very own storage.
In 1957, a D.C. hotelier helped purchase it as a present to his daughter and her new husband, partially to maintain them from transferring to California as deliberate. The couple lived in a home on web site, renting out rooms upstairs in the summertime.
The couple, Jeanette and Ed Sims, turned out to have a knack for the household enterprise, increasing the vacationer court docket right into a full-sized motel within the Sixties and shopping for one other resort in 1981, ultimately shifting into the resort administration enterprise now run by their youngsters.
Whereas the household bought the Royal Pine in 1988, their authentic home can nonetheless be seen on the rear of the property.
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