It’s official: Marriott will move HQ to downtown Bethesda

WASHINGTON — Marriott International Inc. has signed on the dotted line, making its eventual move to a brand new, downtown Bethesda headquarters official.

Marriott announced that it has signed agreements with the Bernstein Cos. and Boston Properties for the new corporate headquarters and flagship Marriott Hotel at 7500 Wisconsin Ave.

It signed letters of intent with the developers in January. As part of those agreements, Bernstein Cos. will own the hotel.

Marriott said in a statement on Wednesday that it plans to occupy the office building and open and manage the hotel sometime in 2022. Marriott’s existing lease at its Fernwood Road headquarters expires in 2022.

The $600 million Bethesda campus will include a 22-story office building connected by a landscaped public plaza to the Marriott-branded hotel.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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