Development Update: Week of March 29, 2021

March 30th, 2021

Marriott International Headquarters & Marriott Hotel

Week of March  29, 2021

This week, a hoist that has been in place throughout the initial phase of construction of the new Marriott Hotel is finally coming down. Meanwhile, work is beginning on the plaza between the office and hotel buildings. Early next month, Marriott’s general contractor rand* construction corporation is anticipated to begin its work on the interior fit-out.

Last week, hardscape work began along Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues near the entrance of Tastee Diner and will continue around the new building’s perimeter. Additional work along the east sidewalk of Woodmont Avenue, adjacent to Bethesda Place, will support the installation of a crosswalk from the plaza area to the public garage across the street. As this work continues, the development team is working to ensure access to the adjacent businesses and residences will be maintained throughout the process. Pedestrians and vehicular commuters are advised to proceed with caution and follow all directional signage until this work is completed.


News from Marriott International:

Marriott International Collects 630 Pounds of Goods in Support of Manna Food Center

During the month of February, Marriott International Headquarters associates held a virtual donation drive benefitting Montgomery County-based Manna Food Center. The drive supported Manna’s mission of fighting hunger and feeding hope, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the donation drive, more than 1,500 items totaling 630 pounds were collected on behalf of the organization and supporting all of those they serve. Thanks to @MannaFoodCenter for the shout-out on Twitter.

MHQ Virtual Community Meeting

The development team of the new Marriott International Headquarters and Marriott Hotel in downtown Bethesda, MD is committed to an open dialog with the Bethesda community and holds bi-monthly open community meetings virtually.

Join Barney Silver, Boston Properties Vice President of Construction, and Alex Paschalides, Hensel Phelps Project Manager, as they provide a live virtual presentation and answer your questions about the project.

The next virtual community meeting will be:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 854 7716 7130
Passcode: 6277468

Prefer to join by phone? Dial +1 (301) 715-8592.
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