Marriott International breaks ground on brand-new headquarters

The Bernstein Companies as well as its joint venture partner, Boston Properties, marked a significant milestone earlier as they broke ground on the future Marriott International headquarters in downtown Bethesda, Maryland.

Marriott International Breaks Ground On Brand-new Headquarters

J.W. Marriott Jr., chairman of the board of Marriott International, opened the ceremony by welcoming Maryland governor Larry Hogan, Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett as well as various other public as well as private dignitaries to celebrate the first phase of construction of the company’s brand-new headquarters.

Marriott International Breaks Ground On Brand-new Headquarters

“Montgomery County has been our home for more than 60 years as well as we take immense pride in of which community as well as within the strong relationships we’ve developed here,” said Marriott.

Marriott International Breaks Ground On Brand-new Headquarters

“coming from our humble roots as a nine-stool root beer stand in downtown Washington, DC, to a hospitality company known around the earth, we look forward to many more years together as we create a brand-new, 21st century home in downtown Bethesda.”

Marriott International Breaks Ground On Brand-new Headquarters

Marriott International chief executive, Arne Sorenson, pushed Marriott’s move coming from its current suburban location to a walkable, transit-oriented environment.

Marriott International Breaks Ground On Brand-new Headquarters

“We are thrilled to be recommitting ourselves to Maryland as well as investing in Bethesda,” said Sorenson.

“of which location places Marriott within the heart of a vigorous, educated, as well as diverse community.

“We firmly believe downtown Bethesda can be a vital economic engine which has a very bright future as well as a great place to call home.”

Sorenson said the headquarters office building will be a cutting-edge, sustainable, workplace offering state-of-the-art technology, modern amenities, as well as easy access to a range of transportation options, including the Bethesda Metro Station less than two blocks away.

With more than 785,000 square feet of office space, the building can be designed to support approximately 3,500 staff.

The campus will also offer Marriott associates a childcare centre, a fitness centre, as well as a cafeteria.

In addition to the headquarters building, the location will also be home to a brand-new Marriott Hotel, a 244-key, full-service property with more than 8,000 square feet of meeting as well as ballroom space.

The hotel will also offer guests as well as the public access to a coffee shop, a roof-top bar as well as lounge as well as a contemporary neighbourhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch as well as dinner with the option of outdoor dining on a pedestrian plaza.

Marriott International Breaks Ground On Brand-new Headquarters

“For over 60 years, Marriott has shown such loyalty as well as commitment to the future of our state – infusing more than $430 million into our state economy,” said Hogan.

“Today we are seeing even more proof, as well as a shining example, of the incredible progress we are producing.

“Thank you to Bill Marriott, Arne Sorenson, as well as everyone involved in of which project for your commitment as well as dedication to Montgomery County as well as the state of Maryland.”

The Bernstein Companies as well as Boston Properties own the land as well as will jointly develop as well as own the Marriott International headquarters office building while The Bernstein Companies will build as well as own the adjacent hotel.

Marriott will manage both the office building as well as the hotel.

In December 2017, the developers received formal approval of the sketch, preliminary as well as site plans coming from the Montgomery County Planning Board.

Demolition will begin of which month as well as construction can be scheduled to begin in July.

In early 2022, the Marriott Hotel will open as well as Marriott International associates will move into their brand-new headquarters office building by mid-2022.

As of 2017, Marriott International supported more than 10,000 jobs throughout Maryland, as well as approximately 6,100 in Montgomery County alone, producing the company one of the county’s largest private employers.

Marriott International breaks ground on brand-new headquarters

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