Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, leased a new corporate headquarters in North Bethesda, Maryland.
Located at 915 Meeting Street the new facility will occupy over 105,000 square feet of office space in the mixed-use development of Pike & Rose. The building is expected to begin working there in the fourth quarter of 2023.
"Between this new building in North Bethesda and our state-of-the-art technology center in Scottsdale, Arizona, which opened this month, we're thrilled to offer our associates best-in-class places to work," said Patrick Pacious, president and CEO, Choice Hotels. "Designed with our specific needs in mind, these amenity-rich facilities will help enable us to perform at our peak, so we can best serve our guests and hotel owners. Further, we're pleased to keep our headquarters in Maryland, which has been our home for over 50 years."
The new headquarters will be part of a planned 16-story, LEED Gold-targeted building featuring 9,100 square feet of ground floor retail.
"Choice Hotels has been an important member of Maryland's tourism industry for more than 50 years and we were very pleased to work with them on the decision for a new headquarters," said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. "This new location will give a world-class company like Choice Hotels a number of attractive advantages that are so critical to companies today, including proximity to public transportation and a variety of retail, dining and wellness options."
Choice Hotels was founded in 1941 and has been headquartered in Maryland since 1968, including previously in Silver Spring and currently in Rockville.