National Building Museum’s annual Gala returns

June 6, 2024 with Marriott International as the Honor Award recipient.

Throughout the past three decades, the Gala has become one of the most anticipated events in the nation’s capital. Its enduring appeal is the meaningful connections attendees make with each other—from nationally recognized leaders in the building industries to power players in greater Washington’s business community. Read more about the National Building Museum Gala and Honor Award.

About this year’s Honoree

Since its founding in 1927 in Washington, D.C. and the opening of its first hotel property in 1957, Marriott has been shaping landscapes in America and globally for nearly a century. As the world’s largest hospitality company, Marriott has a long legacy in more than designing and operating hotels—it has helped transform destinations and anchor communities. Marriott serves as a catalyst for economic growth, creating opportunities for associates and local suppliers. Through its portfolio of nearly 8,700 hotels in 139 countries and territories, Marriott is connecting people through the power of travel.

Marriott makes the communities where they do business more vibrant places to live, work, and visit. The National Building Museum is honored to have David Marriott, Chairman of the Board, other members of the Marriott family and Anthony Capuano, President and CEO of Marriott International, with us on June 6, 2024, as we celebrate our annual Gala and recognize their meaningful contributions and the lasting impact.

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Gala and Honor Award presentation

Cocktail Reception 6 to 8 pm

Dinner & Program 8 pm

After Party 9:30 to 11:30 pm

Dress attire is Summer Chic.