WASHINGTON — In a big win for Montgomery County, Maryland, Marriott International has announced it will build a new, $600 million headquarters in downtown Bethesda.
Marriott has not chosen an exact location. It says it is considering several sites, and will make its final selection in the first half of 2017.
Marriott has called Bethesda is headquarters home for more than 60 years. In announcing its headquarters search, Marriott had said it remained committed to staying in the Washington region, but did not commit to Maryland.
Marriott employs more than 3,500 people at its Bethesda headquarters.
It will remain at its current campus at 10400 Fernwood Rd. through its current lease, which ends in late 2022.