Host Hotels & Resorts recently relocated their headquarters in the heart of downtown Bethesda, adjacent to Bethesda Row and Bethesda Metro Station. Spanning four floors, the new space embodies an urban and amenity rich workplace reminiscent of the diverse luxury and upscale hotels and resorts they operate worldwide.
Cerami worked together with Gensler DC and the design team to create an office space that evokes excitement and promotes engagement. With elegant glass details, custom finishes and sustainable design, Cerami helped cultivate a breathtaking workplace that is acoustically sound and free of distractions.
Signature Solution: The new space boasts an open environment integrated with wood panel ceilings and finishes that not only foster a warm and inviting atmosphere, but also deliver a balance between noises to achieve excellent speech privacy wherever you are. Special attention was placed on glass fronts to ensure they don’t take too much of the wall, while also ensuring stellar acoustical performance within offices and between rooms. Operable partitions were implemented for the boardrooms and training rooms to allow for versatility and flexibility so that these rooms can be setup and used for a variety of functions and events.
One of the more unique features of the project is the stand-alone stairs that connects the four floors together. Cerami coordinated finishes to reduce noise buildup and ensure speech transmission didn’t pose any issues between the floors.
Tadjer Cohen Edelson Associates