Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                      The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

         Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 22, 2002

                            HOST MARRIOTT CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Maryland                   001-14625                 53-0085950
 (State of Incorporation)     (Commission File No.)          (IRS Employer
                                                          Identification No.)

                 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20817
          (Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (301) 380-9000

Item 4. Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.

On May 22, 2002, upon the recommendation of our Audit Committee, the Board of
Directors dismissed Arthur Andersen LLP (Arthur Andersen) as our independent
auditors and appointed KPMG LLP (KPMG) to serve as Host Marriott's independent
auditors for the current fiscal year which ends on December 31, 2002. The change
in auditors is effective May 22, 2002.

Arthur Andersen's reports on our consolidated financial statements for each of
the past two fiscal years did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of
opinion, nor were such reports qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit
scope or accounting principles.

During each of our two most recent fiscal years and through the date of this
report, there were: (i) no disagreements with Arthur Andersen on any matter of
accounting principle or practice, financial statement disclosure, or auditing
scope or procedure which, if not resolved to Arthur Andersen's satisfaction,
would have caused them to make reference to the subject matter in connection
with their report on our consolidated financial statements for such years; and
(ii) no reportable events as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.

We have provided Arthur Andersen with a copy of the foregoing disclosures.
Attached as Exhibit 16 is a copy of Arthur Andersen's letter, dated May 16,
2002, stating its agreement with such statements.

During each of our two most recent fiscal years and through the date of this
report, we did not consult KPMG with respect to the application of accounting
principles to a specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type
of audit opinion that might be rendered on our consolidated financial
statements, or any other matters or reportable events as set forth in Items
304(a)(2)(i) and (ii) of Regulation S-K.

Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed with this report:

Exhibit 16--Letter from Arthur Andersen LLP to the Securities and Exchange
Commission dated May 22, 2002.

Exhibit 99--Press Release dated May 24, 2002.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                     HOST MARRIOTT CORPORATION

Date: May 24, 2002       By: /s/  Donald D. Olinger
                         Donald D. Olinger
                         Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller