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.