Placemakr Announces New Pop-Up Hotel in Downtown Columbia, Maryland

WhyHotel by Placemakr, Columbia is now open for bookings starting in March.

Published on Monday, March 13th, 2023 by Haley McIntyre

Placemakr, a tech-enabled flex-use hospitality and multifamily operator, today announced the launch of its newest pop-up hotel—WhyHotel by Placemakr, Columbia. The new pop-up is located in Marlow in the vibrant Downtown Columbia and will begin welcoming guests in March. WhyHotel by Placemakr pop-ups are a limited-time-only chance for guests to book a room at a brand-new location, as Placemakr combines the best of apartment and hospitality to meet the evolving needs of residents and guests alike.

In partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation, this pop-up hotel will allow guests to experience hotel amenities and services, while staying in fully furnished, open-floor apartments featuring stainless steel appliances, full kitchens, and in-unit laundry. The property features a resort-style pool, co-working and conference spaces, a penthouse lounge, fitness center, and a rooftop terrace overlooking Color Burst Park. The pop-up will accommodate both short term rental, business travelers, and hotel guests alike.

Located in Downtown Columbia next to the Merriweather Post Pavilion concert venue with easy access to Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Fort Meade, this pop-up includes 115 furnished units for daily, weekly, or annual stays and will remain open for booking throughout 2023. Downtown Columbia offers some of the best food, art, entertainment and culture in the Baltimore/Washington, DC corridor. The thriving community continues to welcome a mix of local, regional and national retailers and dining options, all steps away from an extensive network of paths and trails giving residents the best of both worlds-all the perks of the city and direct access to the beautiful natural elements of the area.

Placemakr looks forward to announcing additional properties throughout the remainder of 2023. For more information, please visit