Development Update: Week of July 27, 2020

July 27th, 2020

Marriott International Headquarters

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Week of July 27, 2020

Last week, the construction of the new Marriott International Headquarters and Marriott Hotel passed a major milestone as the hotel building topped-out, reaching the 14th level on Friday. Next door, construction of the office building continues and is expected to top-out in early November 2020.

Meanwhile, the installation of curtain wall and glass continue for the exterior façade of both buildings. Inside, every trade contractor, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, masonry and others, are hard at work inside both the office and hotel buildings.

Next week, the installation of telecommunications duct banks will continue during both daytime and nighttime hours along Woodmont Avenue, with the noisiest activities taking place only during the day.


Virtual Community Meetings

The development team is committed to an open dialog with the Bethesda community and holds monthly virtual community meetings that are open to the public, where you are invited to join the team online for a live presentation and Q&A of the latest construction updates.

Our next virtual community meeting will be held tomorrow evening, July 28, at 6:00 PM EDT. Please join us online at that time by selecting this link.

Prior to the next community meeting, we encourage you to submit any development and construction-related questions and comments to, or call (240) 514-7831 to leave a voicemail message.


Your Safety Around the Construction Site

Throughout this project, approved Montgomery County and State Highway traffic and pedestrian control plans ensure minimal impact to traffic flow around the construction site. Along Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, walkways with overhead protection now allow for uninterrupted pedestrian access throughout the project. Pedestrian access is now aided by wayfinding signage at the entrances of these covered walkways. Along Wisconsin Avenue, pedestrians are redirected to use the east sidewalk for their safety. Access along the west side has been closed following State Highway approvals. For available walkways around the construction site along Woodmont, Norfolk, and Wisconsin Avenues, view the pedestrian site logistics plan here. The safety of commuters and pedestrians around the construction site is vitally important, so we ask that you please be vigilant and pay close attention to detour signs and flagging operators as they help to ensure your safety, direct traffic, and minimize disruptions.


Watch Construction Time-Lapse

You can see a live construction camera featuring a 24/7 time-lapse view of the development site.

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More News from Marriott International:

Marriott International President & CEO Arne Sorenson on Face Coverings

Following the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” announcement last week, Marriott International will require all guests to wear a face covering in its hotels effective July 27. Click to watch the update.


Have a Question or Comment?

For questions, contact Barney Silver, Vice President, Construction at Boston Properties; or Alex Paschalides, Project Manager at Hensel Phelps. Please send your email to or call (240) 514-7831 to leave a voicemail message.