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Marriott’s CEO wants public transit accessible HQ

It’s not just millennials who prefer a workplace that’s mass transit accessible with nearby urban amenities like bars and restaurants.

In a wide ranging interview in Bethesda Magazine, Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson, 56, said he also wants to work in an environment where he doesn’t need a car, and could grab something to eat nearby. Earlier this year it was revealed the company is considering moving its headquarters from its suburban campus in Bethesda.

Sorenson told the magazine:

The third driver, we talk about millennials and millennial mindset, but I actually have many of the same views. I’d like to be someplace that is accessible by public transportation. I’d like to be someplace where I can walk to restaurants or be part of a community that seems more vibrant, that doesn’t require me to have a car. Obviously, that is a more pronounced bias from our younger workers.

Officials from Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia are hoping to lure or keep the Fortune 500 firm in their jurisdiction.


About Adam Bednar

Adam Bednar covers real estate and development for The Daily Record.