News | April 2, 2024

Placemakr Unveils Amazon's Just Walk Out Technology At Marymount Ballston Property

Arlington's Ballston neighborhood will have access to the convenience and ease of Amazon's Just Walk Out technology

Washington, DC /PRNewswire/ - Placemakr, a flexible-use hospitality and multifamily operator, and Marymount University today announced the launch of Amazon's Just Walk Out technology at its Marymount Ballston Center campus. The new offering marks the first use of Amazon's Just Walk Out technology at a Placemakr property, showcasing the company's commitment to innovative tech solutions that enhance the guest experience — and Marymount’s continued collaboration with best-in-class partners to provide exemplary service to students and guests.

Located just outside of DC in Arlington's Ballston neighborhood, guests staying at the property will now have access to Amazon's Just Walk Out Technology at the property's on-site market. Shoppable items include snacks, beverages, beer and wine, travel products like toothbrushes, as well as Marymount University gear. Amazon's Just Walk Out technology is designed to eliminate checkout lines and amplify the convenience factor for guests.

"As a next step in Placemakr's commitment to tech-ease solutions, we knew introducing Amazon's Just Walk Out technology would unlock new comforts for our guests, providing them with everything they'd need during their stay," said Jason Fudin, CEO and Co-Founder at Placemakr. "As this is a first for our properties, we look forward to expanding our capabilities to additional locations and continuing to further our technological growth in the hospitality space."

The decision to forge this partnership was driven by the evident demand for grab-and-go items in the Ballston area, coupled with the lack of nearby grocery options. Shopping at a location with Amazon's Just Walk Out technology is designed to be an effortless experience. The guest enters the store by using their credit card or mobile wallet at the entry gate. The technology detects what shoppers take from or return to the shelves and creates a virtual shopping session. When the guest completes the shopping experience, they can simply leave the store without waiting in line. Their chosen payment method gets charged for the items taken.

“We are proud to lead once again the charge of incorporating Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology at Marymount University. In support of our extended stay hotel, Placemakr Marymount Ballston, and collaboration with our partners, our Ballston Center campus will utilize this technology to improve selection and enhance the experience of our students and guests,” said Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University. “Marymount is fully embracing a tech-forward future and striving to bring partnerships to the University to fulfill this vision.”

Placemakr is at the forefront of delivering innovative and convenient solutions that redefine the guest experience. This venture promises a seamless and easy food and beverage experience for the community, making Placemakr's Marymount Ballston property an even more attractive and convenient place to live or visit. For more information on Placemakr's Marymount Ballston property, please visit

Join us for the Placemakr Marymount Ballston Saints 24 ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring remarks by Marymount University Board of Trustees chairman Peter Converse, Marymount University President Irma Becerra, and Placemakr CEO and Co-Founder Jason Fudin on Friday, April 26, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Placemakr Marymount Ballston lobby, 1008 N Glebe, Arlington, VA 22207. Please RSVP to Nick Munson at to confirm your attendance.

About Placemakr
Placemakr is a flexible-use property management company and commercial real estate investor that transforms multifamily properties into a unique blend of apartment living and hotel stays. Placemakr's innovative tech-enabled platform provides an unmatched experience for its guests and residents, combining the advantages of apartment living with the services and reliability of a hotel, all within a single building. Placemakr's thoughtfully curated spaces in carefully selected neighborhoods offer guests and residents the flexibility to stay for a night, a year, or any duration in between.

About Marymount University
Marymount University is a nationally ranked, private, doctoral-granting university in Arlington, Va., minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount cultivates a spirit of curiosity and service and fosters intellect, compassion, and global citizenship. Marymount is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s most ethnically and internationally diverse campuses — over 4,200 students from 50 states and 73 countries — reflecting our commitment to creating a welcoming environment where students explore their passions, pursue their dreams, positively impact the world, and Learn with Purpose.

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