The opening of the 785,000-square-foot (72,9280-square-meter) constructing was celebrated with a ribbon reducing on Monday.
The 20-story constructing encompasses not solely work area however a day-care middle, a health middle, an enormous check kitchen, and the hotelier’s Innovation and Design Lab. It opened its doorways to staff after six years of planning, design, and building, positioned reverse certainly one of its latest properties, the Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ.
“Unveiling our new world headquarters is an distinctive option to have fun our 95 years of tradition and innovation,” stated David Marriott, the corporate’s new chairman, who’s the grandson of founder J. Willard Marriott, who not too long ago succeeded his father, J.W. “Invoice” Marriott, Jr., in that place.
Marriott’s campus and new headquarters constructing are meant to honor the corporate’s “storied historical past and roots in the area people,” Marriott stated.
Simply off the brand new constructing’s foyer is a form of time capsule, the Cupboard of Curiosities. It’s not, nonetheless, a cupboard however a wall that’s festooned with relics of the corporate’s historical past, that includes “Do Not Disturb” door dangle tags, restaurant menus, and a bicycle from the resort chain’s first property, the Twin Bridges Marriott.
In the meantime, the brand new 245-room Marriott Bethesda Downtown at Marriott HQ options mid-century fashionable particulars together with and grand staircase and visitor rooms that characteristic floor-to-ceiling home windows, state-of-the-art expertise, and views of the Bethesda skyline.
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