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PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford Celebrate Opening of Marriott International’s New Global Headquarters in Bethesda

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today celebrated the opening of Marriott International’s new global headquarters with citation presentations in Bethesda, Maryland and Seoul, South Korea.

In 2016, following discussions with the state and Montgomery County, Marriott announced plans to stay in Maryland and move from its Fernwood Road headquarters to the new location in downtown Bethesda, a 21-story headquarters home to corporate associates supporting over 8,100 hotels in 139 countries and territories. Governor Hogan took part in the groundbreaking for the site in 2018.

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Citation Presentation in Seoul. Governor Hogan presented a Governor’s Citation during a celebration of the grand opening at JW Marriott Seoul.

“Marriott has called Maryland home since 1955 and their new state-of-the-art headquarters in Bethesda ensures that Marriott will continue to call Maryland home for generations to come,” said Governor Hogan. “We take great pride in Marriott as a Maryland institution that is a powerful economic engine and committed community partner. The new headquarters is the perfect place for Marriott to continue its work as the world’s largest hospitality company.”

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Citation Presentation in Bethesda. Lt. Governor Rutherford presented a Governor’s Citation to Marriott International CEO Anthony Capuano at the company’s ribbon cutting ceremony in Bethesda.

“It was my honor to celebrate the opening of Marriott International’s new global headquarters in Montgomery County,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Through our long-standing partnership, our administration is proud to support Marriott and its leadership, as the company continues to cement its legacy worldwide, while staying committed to supporting Maryland’s economy and tourism industry.”

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