Bethesda Court Hotel To Close This Month

Closure creates approach for construction of destiny Marriott headquarters

The Bethesda Court Hotel

The Bethesda Court Hotel

Andrew Metcalf

The Bethesda Court Hotel on Wisconsin Avenue will tighten this month as construction starts to ramp adult on Marriott’s designed downtown Bethesda headquarters.

The Bernstein Cos., that owns a hotel property, announced Friday a 61-year-old hotel will tighten during a finish of this month.

Soon, a hotel, a circuitously Blackwell Building and former Tako Grill grill will be demolished and those properties will be fenced off as Marriott clears approach for a summer groundbreaking on a new headquarters, according to Bernstein.

The former Tako Grill grill (foreground) and Blackwell Building (red brick) on Wisconsin Avenue. Credit: Andrew Metcalf

Marriott is formulation to erect a 780,000-square-foot bureau building and 240-room hotel on a properties as partial of a domicile project. The hotel association skeleton to pierce from a Fernwood Road domicile to a downtown Bethesda site in 2022, when a new domicile is completed. The hotel is scheduled to open first, in a tumble of 2021.

A digest of Marriott’s new headquarters. Credit: Gensler

In December, a county’s Planning Board signed off on Marriott’s designs for a bureau building and hotel.

Montgomery County and Maryland have charity Marriott about $44 million in grants and an additional $18 million in taxation advantages to keep a company’s domicile and a approximately 3,500 employees in a county.

The 74-room, low-rise Bethesda Court Hotel subsequent to Woodmont Grill is a three-star hotel that was charity rates of about $90 per night this month.

Greg Rooney, clamp boss of growth for The Bernstein Cos., that is building Marriott’s new domicile with Boston Properties, pronounced a hotel closure represents an “exciting step” in a construction process.

“While we symbol a shutting of Bethesda Court after so many years of steadily portion a guests, a new Marriott campus represents a spin to a destiny and a attainment of a prestigious, blue-chip house in downtown Bethesda,” Rooney pronounced in a statement.

Bernstein purchased a hotel skill some-more than 30 years ago, according to a company. The Bethesda Court Hotel creatively non-stop in 1957 as the Bethesdan Motor Hotel.

Bernstein is formulation to work with a Bethesda DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, that is about 4 blocks from a Court Hotel, to accommodate guests, according to a company. Bernstein also owns a DoubleTree.

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