Thursday, April 23, 2015

AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor Opens Its Doors to Guests

From our friends at the AC Hotel Washington, DC...

AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, the third AC Hotels by Marriott to open in the United States, opened its doors to guests today.

The eight-story AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor features 192 guest rooms and six suites, 3,700-square-feet of meeting space and a fitness center. Additional amenities include free Wi-Fi, and signature spaces including AC Kitchen, AC Library and AC Lounge. The hotel is designed to attract millennials who want a sophisticated experience with style, inspired social spaces and technology.

At AC Hotel, beverages come first. The AC Lounge features all-knowing bartenders who act as a go-to source for exploring the local area. Guests can experience classic drinks, like its signature Gintonic, along with small plates at the AC Lounge. The lounge delivers to its guests’ handcrafted cocktails, wine on tap, and local craft beers in a can.

The food scene found at AC Hotel stems from its Spanish roots, offering tapas in the evening at AC Lounge and a European-inspired breakfast at AC Kitchen. Guests enjoy freshly baked croissants flown in from France, hand sliced prosciutto from a Berkel artisan slicer, an assortment of cheeses, sweet and savory tarts, and freshly brewed hot and iced coffee.

AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor was designed purposefully and has incorporated the linear design of the harbor into its art. Upon entering the eight-story hotel, guests will find a rope wall inspired by boats docked on the Potomac River, as well as modern nautical accents throughout. Outside in National Harbor lies a growing public art scene of both international and local artists. Special highlights include the iconic “The Awakening” statue by J. Steward Johnson, Jr. and “The Beckoning” by Albert Paley.

Looking to engage the millennial traveler, AC Hotels by Marriott incorporates a design-focus approach. Guests will find open-concept closets and integrated work desk and luggage benches in all rooms. Complimentary WiFi, ample USB and power ports and smart TVs that can stream on-demand content is a much appreciated, added bonus.

AC Hotel adds to the roster of new investments in the growing destination of National Harbor. With its opening, it has created nearly 50 new jobs with more than half of the positions filled by associates living in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Operated under a long-term management agreement by Marriott International, the hotel is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties.

To learn more about AC Hotels by Marriott or to book an experience at AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, visit

AC Hotels by Marriott is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International global portfolio of 19 brands. AC Hotels currently offers a portfolio of more than 75 hotels throughout Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. The brand’s first U.S. hotel debuted in New Orleans in November 2014. Growth plans for the brand include the opening of its next North American locations in Kansas City’s stylish Westport neighborhood and in the heart of Miami Beach early this year and additional growth in Latin America and Europe. We expect more than 50 AC hotels to open within the next three years throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brands portfolio currently includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels. Accounting for approximately 25 percent of the company’s system-wide pipeline, Marriott expects to add more than 200 luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years, reflecting over $15 billion of investment by the company’s owners and franchisees.