Marriott International Celebrates Grand Opening of $600M Bethesda HQ
Marriott International has celebrated the grand opening of its new, $600-million global headquarters in downtown Bethesda, MD, where the company has resided for over 60 years.
Marriott International — the world’s largest hotelier and the biggest private sector employer in Montgomery County — will be moving 3,500 employees into the 785,000-square-foot, 22-story, LEEDv4 Gold-certified facility at 7750 Wisconsin Avenue.
“Unveiling our new global headquarters is an exceptional way to celebrate our 95 years of culture and innovation,” said David Marriott, chairman of the board, Marriott International. “This campus honors our storied history and roots in the local community, while showcasing Marriott’s exciting next chapter of growth as we remain dedicated to our purpose of connecting people through the power of travel.”
The building spans 2.25 acres and features 486 offices, 2,346 workstations, 3,232 lockers and 210 conference rooms and amenities including a childcare center, a fitness center, and a cafeteria.
Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group.
When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.
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