Development Update: July 23, 2021

July 23rd, 2021

Marriott International Headquarters & Marriott Hotel

This summer, the development team of the new Marriott International Headquarters and Marriott hotel in downtown Bethesda, MD, is making strides as the project nears several more milestones.

Along the top of both buildings, the roof installation is nearly complete with only minor details left to complete. The green roof landscaping is now complete and already thriving. Around the base of the entire site, construction of the sidewalk is underway on the surrounding hardscape, including curb cuts and a considerably wider sidewalk than before. The installation of pavers can now be seen proceeding along Wisconsin Avenue.

Meanwhile, construction is underway on the plaza between the office and hotel buildings. The plaza, which integrates a sophisticated stormwater management system, will include a lush, green thoroughfare for public access between Wisconsin and Woodmont Avenues. With what may appear to be only minimal activity taking place above ground, underneath the stormwater management system is being installed. Following time for curing and testing to ensure a perfect seal, the work will continue above ground in the coming weeks on the plaza’s hardscape and landscape.

The office building is being handed off in five tranches from Hensel Phelps, the general contractor responsible for the building’s core and shell, to rand* construction corporation, the general contractor responsible for the interior fit-out. Three of five tranches have been delivered since April, with the fourth and fifth tranches expected in the coming weeks and months.

Throughout construction, pedestrians and vehicular commuters are advised to proceed with caution and follow all directional signage until work is completed. The development team is working closely with adjacent businesses and residences to ensure access will be maintained through project completion.


News from Marriott International:

DC-Area Marriott Hotels Host Digital Food Donation Drive

From June 1 through August 31, 2021, Marriott hotels in the Greater Washington, DC area will be hosting a digital food donation drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, and participating is incredibly easy.

Guests and the general public can access the virtual giving page and purchase food items that will then be gifted to the food bank and distributed to communities in need. Guests will also see promotional and educational information in our participating area hotels. Using the QR code, guests can easily scan using their mobile device and donate immediately.

Read more from the Capital Area Food Bank blog »


MHQ Virtual Community Meeting

Join the development team for a live presentation

The development team of the new Marriott International Headquarters and Marriott Hotel is committed to an open dialog with the Bethesda community and holds bi-monthly meetings open to the public. You’re invited to join the team for a brief presentation and the opportunity to ask you questions.

The next virtual community meeting will be:
Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 6:00 PM ET

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