Development Update: October 5, 2021

October 5th, 2021

Marriott International Headquarters & Marriott Hotel

Construction of the base building and all infrastructure of the new Marriott International Headquarters is nearing substantial completion. In September, the office building’s final tranche was delivered by 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. Meanwhile, the interior of the hotel building is quickly advancing and is on track for its anticipated opening in early 2022.

Last month, the hoist was removed from the office building’s southeast corner, and work is underway to complete the exterior façade, which is expected to be finished this week. Once the façade is completed, the remaining signage will be installed, and work on the plaza below will continue, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Work on the sidewalks around the perimeter of the development site also continues in various stages of installation, and all walkway coverings have now been removed. A new crosswalk over Woodmont Avenue to Garage 11 is anticipated to be completed by the end of the year. Until then, pedestrians and vehicular commuters are advised to proceed with caution and follow all directional signage around the development site. The development team continues to ensure sufficient access is maintained for adjacent businesses and residences throughout construction.

Please note that a temporary noise waiver remains in effect to mill and pave the southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue between Cheltenham Drive and Commerce Lane. This work is scheduled to begin soon between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. The Maryland State Highway Administration requires this work to be performed during nighttime hours because of multiple lane closures, which is intended to help minimize disruptions to local business operations while enhancing pedestrian safety and reducing traffic congestion.


MHQ Virtual Community Meeting

Join us for a live presentation tonight

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 for a brief presentation and the opportunity to ask your questions.

The next virtual community meeting will be:
Today, Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 6:00 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting »

Meeting ID: 936 0380 7210
Passcode: 511431

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


News from Marriott International

Marriott International Announces Ambition To Go Net-Zero
September 22, 2021

As part of its commitment to net-zero emissions, with support from several organizations including Global Citizen, Marriott is proud to announce its official sign-on to the Race to Zero, a global campaign rallying companies, cities, regions, and financial and educational institutions, to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050.

See Marriott’s announcement »


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