NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Renovations are well underway for the debut of Marriott International Inc.’s third AC Hotels branded property in the United States. The AC Hotel Washington, D.C., at National Harbor brings the European lifestyle brand to the heart of the region’s fastest growing destination and is set to open in March 2015. It will also be the first AC Hotel in the Northeast.
The 192-room property is designed with millennials in mind who want a sophisticated experience with style, inspired social spaces, and technology. “AC Hotels brand boasts a modern, European look and feel with Spanish roots that will complement the culturally diverse and international flavor of Washington, D.C.,” said Toni Stoeckl, VP of lifestyle brands. “We believe in creating meaningful experiences for our quality-driven guests through every element of our hotel and are guided by the philosophy that everything should have a ‘why.’”
A signature element of the hotel includes its beverage and food program within its AC Lounge. A twist on the traditional hotel bar, the experience will include craft beers, on-tap wines, handcrafted cocktails, and a selection of small ‘tapas-style’ plates. Bartenders will connect AC patrons to the pulse of D.C. with their insider tips and recommendations on the local area, acting as both a mixologist and innovative spin on a concierge.
The eight-story hotel will include outdoor terraces with views of the Potomac River; the AC Kitchen, serving a European-influenced daily breakfast; and the AC Library. Additional amenities include a fitness center, 3,700-square-feet of meeting space, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
AC Hotel Washington, D.C. at National Harbor is one of more than 50 lifestyle hotels expected to open across the United States in the next few years. The brand’s first hotel debuted in New Orleans in November 2014.