Development Update: Week of April 19, 2021

April 23rd, 2021

Marriott International Headquarters & Marriott Hotel

Week of April 19, 2021

Earlier this month, the hoist for the Marriott Hotel that has been in place throughout most of the initial phase of construction finally came down. Along the office building’s façade, the glass curtain wall is nearly complete, with only miscellaneous trim and glass installation remaining. Along the top of the buildings, the green roofs are now complete and already thriving.

At the base of the development site, phased work is underway on the surrounding hardscape. Throughout this process, pedestrians and vehicular commuters are advised to proceed with caution and follow all directional signage until this work is completed. The development team is working to ensure access to the adjacent businesses and residences will be maintained throughout.

Additional work is scheduled to begin soon along the east sidewalk of Woodmont Avenue, adjacent to Bethesda Place, to support the installation of a crosswalk from the future plaza area to Garage 11.

Meanwhile, work is soon beginning on the plaza between the office and hotel buildings. Also this month, Marriott’s general contractor rand* construction corporation begins its work on the interior fit-out. More information will be shared soon about the work they are performing on the development site.


News from Marriott International:

From the CEO’s blog:
Protecting the Earth, Now More Than Ever

On Earth Day, Marriott International CEO Anthony Capuano shared examples of how the company’s hotels invested in meaningful projects throughout the last year that can be scaled and replicated to help protect the world’s natural resources.

“As we celebrate Earth Day today, I want to thank our associates, hotel owners and franchisees around the world who have worked throughout this pandemic to continue to protect, restore and enhance the ecosystems where we operate, so those locations will remain vibrant destinations to live, work and visit. It is not just vital to the long-term success of our business, but to the wellbeing of our associates, their families and communities.”

Read More on LinkedIn »


Marriott International Ranked One of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes

The Forbes Best Employers for Diversity were chosen based on an independent survey of over 50,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Respondents were asked questions regarding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQA+ and general diversity concerning their own employer. Now more than ever, diversity has become the forefront of what defines company values. True inclusion and representation are what not only prospective employees are looking for, but what consumers are focusing on in the businesses they choose to support.

See Forbes’ complete list of America’s Best Employers For Diversity »



Marriott International Among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

The 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list honors the most heroic companies supporting their people and communities in the U.S. during this historically challenging year. Great Place to Work® surveyed over half a million employees on issues including how trustworthy, caring and fair the company is in times of crises; employees’ physical, emotional and financial health; and the company’s broader community impact. Particular attention was paid to how employees’ experiences varied depending on their job role, gender, race/ethnicity, payroll status, and other characteristics to ensure that the company is creating a great workplace for all.

See Fortune’s complete list of Best Companies to Work For 2021 »


Upcoming Virtual Community Meeting

Join the development team for a live presentation

The development team of the 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 announced soon.


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