Lifestyle brand from Marriott International Offers European Style and Inspired Local Inflections to Appeal to Next-Gen Travelers
AC Hotels by Marriott®, a design-led European lifestyle hotel brand from Marriott International, debuted in Canada today, with the opening of AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville, offering unmistakable urban spirit and blending contemporary design with cosmopolitan sophistication. The AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville adds to the brand’s growing global portfolio of more than 120 hotels across Europe, Caribbean, Latin America, and North America. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal on Boulevard René-Lévesque, just steps away from the Quartier des Spectacles (entertainment district), the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montreal’s convention center) and two city blocks from Old Montreal, AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville is ideally situated for business and leisure travelers alike.
“We are delighted to welcome AC Hotels by Marriott’s first Canadian property to Montréal,” said Don Cleary, President, Marriott International, Canada. “AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville remains true to the brand’s philosophy, which centers on creating thoughtfully designed moments that remind our entrepreneurial travelers to slow down and draw them into the present.”
AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville is a newly constructed hotel managed by RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc. and is located on the first twelve floors of a 35-story dual-use high-rise that also includes luxury apartments. The hotel has been designed with creative, well-traveled, entrepreneurial spirits in mind, and will cater to those who are constantly on the go through its sophisticated European inspired aesthetic, innovative beverage & food programming and intuitive service. The property offers 169 sleek oversized guestrooms with hardwood floors, large walk-in showers, floor to ceiling windows, and 50-inch HDTV featuring HBO.
“Our guests will be delighted to rest, dine and work in contemporary surroundings, in a prime city center location, steps from major festivals and prestigious business addresses”, said Marc Varadi, Vice President of Development at RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc.
Additional features offered at AC Hotel Montreal Centre-Ville include:
AC Kitchen: suspended between the ground lobby and mezzanine level, the AC Kitchen is home to the brand’s signature European-inspired breakfast selection, including flaky croissants, savory egg tarts and Nespresso coffee. The Berkel slicer, an AC Hotels staple, offers visitors hand-cut meats including artisanal La Quercia Prosciutto for a true taste of Spain.
La Palma: this fashionable restaurant on the lobby level invites guests and locals to experience Mediterranean-inspired cuisine by Chef David Capel.
AC Lounge: the lounge is a communal space of creativity and collaboration by day and a hub of social activity by night. Guests can unwind and enjoy tapas-style appetizers, expertly crafted cocktails, and variety of wines and spirits.
Meeting Space: the hotel’s 5,900 square feet of meeting space features 19-foot high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer an abundance natural light, and can accommodate 10 to 150 guests.
AC Store: a contemporary version of a convenience store, guests will find savory European snacks, refreshments and essential amenities.
Swimming Pool: located on the 12 th floor with a panoramic view of Old Montreal, guests have access to Montreal’s only 21-meter swimming pool, dry sauna, exterior terrace and exercise room.
Introduced to the U.S. in 2014, the AC Hotels by Marriott brand originated in Europe in 2011 as a joint venture with Spanish hotelier, Antonio Catalan, and now offers a portfolio of over 120 hotels in countries across Europe, Latin America and North America. Inspired by classic European design, the brand is perfectly suited for the modern business traveler, featuring simple, clean and crisp lines that create a feeling of harmony and inspire creativity.
Prices for AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville start at $199 per night for a double room.
For more information on AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville, visit: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yulac-ac-hotel-montreal-downtown/
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About AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new way to hotel complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts more than 120 design-led hotels in 15 countries and territories. Design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott® edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. The properties modern design for modern business include buzzing AC Lounges, the perfect place for locals or visitors to get work done in style or to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas. High-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features such as the Media Salons and AC Libraries inspire and connect. AC Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information, visit ac-hotels.com. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.