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BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

BWI's room with a view

BWI's room with a view

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport remains one of Maryland's most valuable economic engines, and its steady growth in passengers to 22.6 million annually is no accident. It surpasses competitors Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport in large measure on the strength of its convenience — easy in and easy out. But at least one amenity has been missing — a hotel attached to the airport. That may soon change, however, with the decision to seek proposals for a private developer to build a 200-to-250 room hotel with executive meeting space on a site that was once the return area for rental cars (although more recently used for...