LINTHICUM, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - When Johns Hopkins Children's Center patients move into The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center on April 29 and April 30, 2012, they will have a handmade fleece blanket as a warm welcome to the $1.1 billion state-of-the-art children's hospital.

TownePlace Suites Baltimore/BWI Airport hotel is the proud sponsor of this blanket program. "It was all hands on deck when Hopkins Children's reached out to our hotel asking us to help them make the patients' move from the old facility to the new facility as comfortable as possible," says the BWI airport lodging General Manager, Michelle Emley.

"We know this can be a very delicate time for both the patients and parents and our team is over the moon to help out in any way we can," says Emley. "Everyone from staff to guests to clients and corporate management are coming together on February 23, 2012 for a blanket-making-kick-off-party to trim & cut 908 pieces of fabric and tie over 67,500 knots to make 454 blankets by moving day."

"We are so grateful for the generous support of all of the people at TownePlace Suites BWI hotel by Marriott," said Patrice Brylske, director of Child Life at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. "The time and effort they will be putting into this project will mean so much to our patients on the day we move them into the new facility."

To find out how you can participate in this project, contact the BWI airport suite hotel's Sales and Marketing Office at (410) 694-0060. For more information about this hotel visit

About TownePlace Suites BWI
Located at 1171 Winterson Rd., Linthicum, MD 21090, TownePlace Suites Baltimore BWI Airport is the first Baltimore LEED certified hotel in the BWI area. The 136 room extended-stay Linthicum hotel offers convenient access to Baltimore Washington International Airport, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Annapolis, Washington, D.C. and BWI Airport business corridor. Rates vary depending on the length of stay.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite brand designed for long-stays with moderately priced rooms. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 170 locations in the United States. TownePlace Suites Baltimore BWI Airport participates in the company's award-winning Marriott Rewards® program, which enables members to earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage in their preferred airline program for dollars spent at more than 3,000 Marriott hotels in 56 countries.

Founded in 1912 as the children's hospital at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center offers one of the most comprehensive pediatric medical programs in the country, with more than 92,000 patient visits and nearly 9,000 admissions each year. Hopkins Children's is consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation. Hopkins Children's is Maryland's largest children's hospital and the only state-designated Trauma Service and Burn Unit for pediatric patients. It has recognized Centers of Excellence in dozens of pediatric subspecialties, including allergy, cardiology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonary, and transplant. Hopkins Children's will celebrate its 100th anniversary and move to a new home in 2012. For more information, please visit

Contact Information:

Michelle Emley
General Manager
TownePlace Suites by Marriott at Baltimore BWI Airport
p: (410) 694-0060
f: (410) 694-0052