Development Update: March 31, 2022

March 31st, 2022


Marriott International Headquarters and Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ Hotel

Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ Hotel Update

On March 1, Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ hotel opened its doors, becoming Marriott’s 8,000th property. The hotel delivers 245 guestrooms in a convenient, walkable location, close to the Red Line Metro Stop and Bethesda’s shopping, dining and entertainment options.  More information and reservations are available online or by calling the hotel directly at (301) 820-6188.

The hotel’s restaurant, Seventh State, is now open. Seventh State features approachable cuisine with Mediterranean influences with indoor and outdoor seating. A custom designed Italian open hearth oven delivers signature crisp and delicious pizzas. Seventh State is currently open for breakfast and dinner (hours below).

  • Breakfast: Saturday-Sunday 7:00 AM-11:00 AM
  • Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-10:00 AM
  • Dinner: Everyday 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Click here to make a reservation at Seventh State.

Meet Kat Burns

Katarina “Kat” Burns is General Manager of the Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ hotel.  Kat brings over 25 years of experience to the hotel and is responsible for overseeing all hotel operations.

Most recently, Ms. Burns served as the General Manager of Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center. Originally from Sweden, Ms. Burns started her Marriott tenure as Assistant Front Desk Manager at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in 1998. Ms. Burns has held multiple senior leadership roles in operations at the JW Marriott Washington, DC; Residence Inn at National Harbor; the Residence Inn, Pentagon City; and the Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol.

Marriott International Headquarters Update

  • Coinciding with the hotel’s grand opening, the plaza between the hotel and office building is now open.
  • The Woodmont crosswalk is now operational.
  • Boston Properties is working on finalizing details with Montgomery County and installing street signage around the property.

Development Update Meeting

The real estate development team will hold its final development update meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6pm. During the development process over the last five years, the owners and developers (The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties) were committed to keeping the community informed of the progress and aware of any potential disruptions. Now that the development is essentially complete, we will discontinue these update meetings. However, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our communications team through the contact information listed at the bottom of this email.

The next virtual development update meeting will be:

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 6:00 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 862 0766 8888

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

News from Marriott International

Marriott Supports Humanitarian Relief Efforts 
In response to the war in Ukraine, Marriott International has been mobilizing to help those in need. Marriott has supported and will continue to support humanitarian efforts through relief organizations working to provide meals, health care, basic necessities and more.  Over 70 Marriott hotels in neighboring countries have been housing refugees who have fled their homes, as well as providing supplies and donations to local charitable organizations.

The company stands with all of its associates who are being impacted by the war in Ukraine and is contributing $1M from its relief fund to support them. The Marriott Foundation has also made a $1M donation to the disaster relief fund to support associates and a network of community organizations providing direct relief on the ground.

Marriott Bonvoy members can donate points here to join the company in supporting UNICEF and World Central Kitchen as they help those impacted. Marriott Bonvoy will be matching donations point-for-point up to 100 million points donated this year.

Marriott International in the Press New Bethesda Marriott is No. 8,000
March 1, 2022
Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott International has officially opened its newest hotel, in literally its own backyard, and it is a milestone: the company’s 8,000th property globally

Bethesda Magazine: Marriott Bethesda Downtown hotel on Woodmont Avenue opens
March 1, 2022
Hotel is the 8,000th for international chain

Bethesda Magazine: Nonalcoholic cocktail options in the Bethesda area
March 13, 2022
Local mixologists are serving up espresso “notinis,” nonalcoholic margaritas and other zero-proof cocktails for the sober and “sober-curious” Bethesda: Marriott Restaurant ‘Seventh State’ is Now Open
March 19, 2022
Seventh State offers a locally curated menu with items such as the Panuozzo, a wood-fired folded sandwich handmade with pizza dough and locally sourced ingredients

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