2017 | Development

Marriott Finalizes Development Deal for Downtown Bethesda Headquarters

Project partners plan to finish offices, flagship hotel by 2022

A rendering of Marriott's proposed headquarters and flagship hotel in downtown Bethesda.

Via Marriott International

The ink is drying on the development deal for the new Marriott International Inc. headquarters and flagship hotel in downtown Bethesda.

The hotel giant has officially signed an agreement with The Bernstein Cos. and Boston Properties to build the $600 million campus at 7750 Wisconsin Ave., according to a Wednesday afternoon announcement.

The company is on track to move into its new, 22-story office building and open its 230-room hotel in 2022, a Marriott spokesman said.

About 3,500 people work at Marriott’s current corporate base on Fernwood Road, but the company’s lease is set to expire in five years.

The new headquarters and hotel are planned for construction at the corner of Wisconsin and Norfolk avenue, but the development proposal still needs approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board.