LONDON—Marriott International has continued the expansion of its joint venture with AC Hotels with the opening of two new properties – the AC Hotel Nice on the French Riviera and the AC Hotel Sant Cugat in Catalonia, Barcelona.
After an extensive renovation, the AC Hotel Nice opened on April 1. The 143-room downtown hotel includes a terrace with heated swimming pool and a Zen garden. In addition to 22 suites, the hotel has three conference and banqueting rooms, accommodating up to 100 guests. The property is the second AC Hotel by Marriott hotel to open in France joining the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan Les Pins, which opened last summer. Another French property, AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot, was announced in September and is set to open in early 2014.
The newly opened AC Hotel Sant Cugat is located in the business area of Sant Joan. The hotel has 152-rooms and several function rooms for meetings and events. The hotel’s AC Lounge is a multi-purpose space open 24 hours where guests can access free Wi-Fi.
“We are delighted to be developing the presence of AC Hotels by Marriott in France and across Europe with these two exciting new openings in such current locations,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “Nice and Sant Cugat del Valles are popular destinations for both business and leisure travellers and fit perfectly with the brand’s associated modern comfort and urban style.”
The new hotels join over 80 existing AC Hotels by Marriott throughout France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal.