Bethesda North Marriott expansion doubles size

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Double the guestrooms, expanded conference space and modern, tech-friendly furnishings are among the bold changes taking shape at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

Thanks to decisive leadership, a creative sales team and a sizeable addition, this alluring Bethesda hotel remains a bright spot in the travel industry despite the nation's current economic climate.

"Usually when you double your space, you double your room nights -- but we have surpassed that mark in spite of this weak economy. Customers have been eagerly awaiting our expansion and we're seeing that in our bookings," says General Manager Bob Daley. "When the expansion is complete in December with increased capacity and updated amenities, the hotel will be more attractive than ever."

Work is under way on a new guest room tower that adds 229 stylish guest rooms to the existing 220. The tally includes three new and expansive hospitality suites and a spectacular Presidential Suite, bringing the total number of suites to 11 and ensuring any VIP's satisfaction.

In addition to the tower, the hotel will add dedicated conference dining space to serve groups better than ever before. Large groups, conventions and social galas will soon have 40,000 square feet of flexible function space and 449 guest rooms and suites at their disposal. The hotel boasts a 23,500 square foot Grand Ballroom surrounded by prefunction space filled with natural light. Thirteen meeting rooms and a 130-seat amphitheater further distinguish the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center from other venues in the metro area.

The architecturally stunning new tower will boast Plug-In Guest Rooms, featuring an innovative plug-in technology panel that offers effortless connectivity for laptops, MP3 players, video game players and other electronic devices. All guest rooms will sport a new look and feel with the addition of Marriott's Revive bedding package including 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, a pillow top mattress and a sophisticated duvet.

For more information or reservations, call Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at 301-822-9200 or visit

About the hotel

With a convenient location, 40,000 square feet of flexible function space and 449 sophisticated guest rooms and suites, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is the ideal choice for business and leisure travel, weddings and special events. The hotel is located minutes from the I-270 technology corridor and downtown Rockville, within 15 minutes of Washington, D.C., and adjacent to the Metrorail system with access to the entire metropolitan area. Exceptional dining options include Mediterranean delights and an impressive wine list at Meritage Restaurant, and casual tapas and libations at On the Rocks.

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