A key part of Marriott International’s growth strategy and marking the company’s ninth hotel in Melbourne, the first AC Hotels by Marriott® will officially open next month.
Located between South Melbourne and the Southbank precinct, the 205-room guestroom and suite property features an outdoor, infinity edge swimming pool spanning the width of the building, 24-hour fitness centre and food and beverage outlets including the AC Lounge® – a modern co-working space for creative gatherings by day and a buzzing social hub by night.
An easy three-minute walk from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 6 offers 576sqm of meeting space, with floor-to-ceiling windows opening to an expansive wrap-around terrace with access to the infinity pool and bar deck.
AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank general manager, Harry Singh said he was truly delighted to introduce the signature AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Melbourne.
“Working in collaboration with leading architecture and design firm, DKO, we have brought to life the core elements of the AC design philosophy – every detail of the experience is meticulously over-thought to create a seamless stay, “he said.
“The AC brand is synonymous with sophisticated design with purpose, so guests have everything they need and nothing they don’t.
“We’ve orchestrated the entire hotel experience – our approach to every space is optimal comfort and utility through to modern décor, with open layouts offering functional beauty without distraction.”
Marriott International Area Vice President Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Sean Hunt said the introduction of new brands into the market, particularly luxury and lifestyle brands that appeal to the changing needs of travellers, was a key part of the company’s strategy.
“Our portfolio in Melbourne features seven of Marriott International’s brands and AC Hotels brings one of our most exciting hotel experiences globally.” said Sean Hunt.
The AC Hotels brand originated in Spain, created by Antonio Catalan, who was inspired by his childhood growing up in his European family inn.