Marriott Opens New Bethesda Headquarters That Celebrates the Hotelier’s Previous

Marriott Worldwide introduced the opening of its new company headquarters on its campus on Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland.

The opening of the 785,000-square-foot (72,9280-square-meter) constructing was celebrated with a ribbon chopping on Monday.

The 20-story constructing encompasses not solely work area however a day-care heart, a health heart, an enormous check kitchen, and the hotelier’s Innovation and Design Lab.   It opened its doorways to workers after six years of planning, design, and development, positioned reverse one in all its latest properties, the Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ.

“Unveiling our new international headquarters is an distinctive technique to rejoice our 95 years of tradition and innovation,” mentioned David Marriott, the corporate’s new chairman, who’s the grandson of founder J. Willard Marriott, who not too long ago succeeded his father, J.W. “Invoice” Marriott, Jr., in that place.

Marriott’s campus and new headquarters constructing are supposed to honor the corporate’s “storied historical past and roots in the area people,” Marriott mentioned.

Simply off the brand new constructing’s foyer is a form of time capsule, the Cupboard of Curiosities. It’s not, nevertheless, a cupboard however a wall that’s festooned with relics of the corporate’s historical past, that includes “Do Not Disturb” door cling tags, restaurant menus, and a bicycle from the resort chain’s first property, the Twin Bridges Marriott.

In the meantime, the brand new 245-room Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ options mid-century fashionable particulars together with and grand staircase and visitor rooms that function floor-to-ceiling home windows, state-of-the-art know-how, and views of the Bethesda skyline.

(Photograph: Accura Media Group)


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