AC Hotels by Marriott Unveils New Hotel in the Heart of Naples

Doors Open to a Curated Guest Experience in Southwest Florida

AC Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary brands, has opened its newest property in the heart of Naples, bringing the signature AC Hotel experience to Florida’s southwest coast.

AC Hotel Naples 5th Avenue welcomed its first guests on Friday, December 15. The three-story hotel comprises 150 sophisticated, modern guest rooms; an inviting lobby and ground-floor café; 2,500 square feet of beautiful event space; a well-equipped fitness center; an outdoor rooftop pool; and Limón, a signature rooftop restaurant and bar with seating both indoors and out.

The hotel’s distinctive design marries European sophistication to the spirit of Southwest Florida, with local artwork evoking an authentic sense of place. Drawing inspiration from the region’s majestic bald cypress tree and lush greenery, the aesthetic exudes natural serenity within a light, airy atmosphere. Intuitive touches in guest rooms and public spaces ensure an elegant, effortless stay.

“AC Naples is the perfect example of the design-driven guest experience synonymous with the AC Hotels by Marriott brand, providing everything guests need and nothing they don’t,” said Matthew Boettcher, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Distinctive Select Brands. “With practical comforts that balance form with function, and expanded guest experience touchpoints, the hotel is set to serve as a modern stay experience in the heart of Florida’s southwest coast.”

AC Hotel Naples is filled throughout with the details that matter most to discerning travelers, from commissioned artwork to top-tier amenities to precisely placed technology.

The hotel’s public spaces showcase an eclectic group of local and regional artists, all of whom explore forms, colors, and materials inspired by the Floridian landscape. LouAnn Wukitsch, for example, created “Reflect” from textured glass tiles in her studio near the burgeoning Glass Coast. “Beach Ball” by Naples’ own Kari LaOrden incorporates natural cork and salt wash. Also gracing the space are works by Sunshine State artists Steph Gimson, Lynda Fay Braun, Bonnie Keane, and Brigitte Balbinot.

Working from her studio in Spain’s Balearic Islands, Karen Hain created “Sand Lines” with sand collected from Naples Beach for a uniquely local expression. Several wood sculptures throughout the hotel give voice to nature, while Carolina Sardi’s steel “Lemon” sculptures speak to the Amalfi coast, the inspiration behind Limón Rooftop Bar.

Located on the hotel’s third-story rooftop space, Limón features a Mediterranean menu with a modern twist.

A long, lively bar menu is headlined by zestful cocktails such as Limón Cadere, Crown of Laurels, and Melon Basil Sparkler. Patrons can sit inside or out by the pool, at a table, or gathered ‘round the bar, in an elevated atmosphere accented by views of the city.

AC Hotel Naples was developed and will be managed by OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group. Project partners include MHK Architecture & Planning, architect; DLR Group, interior designer; DeAngelis Diamond, general contractor; and Kevin Barry Art Advisory, art curator.

The new hotel is the hospitality component of Naples Square, a mixed-use development master-planned by Wheelock Street Capital and The Ronto Group which also includes nearly 300 luxury condominium units and a 350-seat performing arts complex. Located on a prominent corner of the city’s unofficial Main Street, AC Hotel Naples is surrounded by upscale restaurants, retailers, and arts/entertainment venues such as Gulfshore Playhouse. Tin City and Bayfront are across the street, while Baker Park and the sugar-white beaches of Naples are only a short distance away.

AC Hotel Naples 5th Avenue is located at 455 12th Street South in Naples, Florida. For hotel information and reservations, visit For restaurant information, visit Connect on social @ACHotelNaples5thAvenue and @LimonRooftopNaples.

About AC Hotel by Marriott Naples 5th Avenue
AC Hotel Naples 5th Avenue is a three-story hotel comprising 150 sleek, modern guest rooms; an activated lobby and ground-floor café; a rooftop pool; a well-equipped fitness center; and 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space. Limón, a signature rooftop restaurant and bar, specializes in Mediterranean traditions with a modern twist, with seating both inside and out. Guest rooms and shared spaces strike the perfect balance of form and function, with curated artwork evoking a true sense of place. Part of the Naples Square mixed-use development, AC Hotel Naples 5th Avenue is located at 455 12th Street South in the heart of Naples, Florida. For reservations and information, visit Connect on social @ACHotelNaples5thAvenue and @LimonRooftopNaples.

About AC Hotels by Marriott®
AC Hotels includes over 225 hotels in 33 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, crafted, and considered to create a seamless guest experience. Each AC Hotel features purposefully designed signature spaces that strike the perfect balance of form and function. Most notably, the AC Lounge® invites guests and locals alike to collaborate during the day, or to enjoy signature cocktails and tapas in the evening. The AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired breakfast each morning. All AC guest rooms and public spaces evoke a particular sophistication, featuring sleek furnishings, curated artwork, and intuitive technology. The brand is dedicated to the details that matter most to guests during their travels with a mission to deliver The Perfectly Precise Hotel™ experience. For more information, visit and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About OTO Development
OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, is an award-winning hotel development and hospitality management company. Founded in 2004 and partnering with the Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott brands, OTO’s industry leadership position is anchored by a portfolio of excellent hotels staffed by exceptional people. The company currently owns and/or operates approximately 66 hotels comprising more than 10,000 room keys. OTO’s growth is focused on developing new hotels in high-barrier-to-entry markets; purchasing and repurposing existing hotel properties; and expanding third-party management contracts. For more information, visit

Media Contacts:
Diane Jackson
OTO Development

Shannon Bodo
PR Manager, Global Brand PR, Select Brands
Marriott International

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