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Statement by County Executive Ike Leggett on Marriott’s Selection of a Bethesda Site for New Headquarters

For Immediate Release: Friday 20 January

“I want to congratulate Marriott International on the signing of a letter of intent with a development partnership between The Bernstein Companies and Boston Properties for development of a $600 million, 700,000 square foot new Headquarters building and a 230-room full-service Flagship Marriott Hotel located at the intersection of Wisconsin, Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues in Downtown Bethesda.

“I am pleased with Marriott’s decision and its continued commitment to remain here in Montgomery County. I also want to thank Governor Hogan and his Administration for their unwavering support of this significant project. This project retains the headquarters of Montgomery County’s largest private employer, strengthens our tax base, and brings even more vibrancy to downtown Bethesda. Marriott has been a first-class corporate citizen and a great partner for the County.” 

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Contact: Patrick Lacefield, 240-777-6507

Release ID: 17-002