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Marriott International opened a $600 million global headquarters in Maryland, making office work more attractive to more than 3,500 employees.

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The new 21-story, 785,000-square-foot office building in Bethesda has been intentionally “designed for better collaboration” by Marriott employees around the world, enabling collaboration in diverse and dynamic workspaces, according to the company.

According to the company, there are nearly 20,000 square feet of co-working space for employees tasked with supporting 8,100 Marriott hotels in 139 countries and territories around the world.

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Amid the pandemic, the company has implemented a hybrid model that it believes improves employee productivity and “improves business performance.”

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However, in building the new campus, the company has invested heavily in employee personal workspace, collaboration areas, and on-site benefits.

The company “encourages people to come here several days a week,” CEO Anthony Capuano told Reuters.

However, since employees are “hungry” for interaction, they will want to return to the office, Capuano told the publication.

Mixed workstations are located along the windows on each floor. There will also be formal meeting rooms for larger meetings.

To further attract employees to the office, the company also added a state-of-the-art 7,500-square-foot wellness and fitness center, a wellness complex that includes a nursing room, meditation rooms, massage chairs, and treadmills.

There is also a child care center which is large enough for 91 children from infancy to 5 years of age.

“Empowering employees and accelerating innovation have been our key priorities and central to every decision we’ve made to create an engaging environment for employees to work, learn and thrive,” Capuano said in a statement.