AC HOTELS BY MARRIOTT(R) UNVEILS FIRST HOTEL IN AUSTRALIA WITH OPENING OF AC HOTEL BY MARRIOTT MELBOURNE SOUTHBANK

HONG KONG, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AC Hotels by Marriott®the design-driven lifestyle brand that is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announces its debut in Australia with the opening of the AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank. Located in one of that of Melbourne world-class events, arts and entertainment districts, the new hotel offers 205 carefully designed rooms and suites, exclusive restaurants, an infinity pool and a cocktail bar with breathtaking views of the city skyline. AC Melbourne Southbank has been expertly refined and designed to provide an elegant yet understated experience, right in the cultural capital of Australia.

AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank hotel exterior; Deluxe King Room; AC Lounge

“We are delighted to unveil AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank. The opening marks the debut of the AC Hotels brand and the 14th brand entry into the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio in Australia,” mentioned Rajeev MenonPresident, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “With the reopening of the Australian border, we look forward to welcoming travelers with a distinctive experience that has been modified to offer only the best of what customers really need.”

Nestled in the prestigious downtown enclave of that of Melbourne Southbank, with the central business district and the South Wharf area – australia largest urban renewal project – on its doorstep, AC Melbourne Southbank brings together the best of melbourne, housed in a sculptural iconic address. Close to public transport, South Melbourne Market, melbourne A convention center, South Wharf shopping and dining, the arts district, and other first-class amenities, the hotel offers stunning city views with everything guests need for a memorable stay.

“We are delighted to celebrate the arrival of the AC Hotels brand in Australia with the opening of AC Melbourne Southbank,” said Jeff Tomczek, Vice President and Global Brand Leader of AC Hotels. “melbourne is the cultural and design capital of Australiaallowing for a perfect fit with AC Hotels, known for its focused design and obsession with detail.”

Designed by DKO Architecture in collaboration with Capital Alliance, AC Melbourne Southbank has created a bold architectural presence in the Fishermans Bend skyline. The design approach to each space is optimal comfort and utility through modern decor with open layouts offering functional beauty without distraction. The elegantly framed geometric glass facade will be activated by LED lighting at night acting as a beacon for visitors and residents. A sculptural canopy creates an iconic entrance to the hotel and the designer rooms within.

The 205 carefully designed rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the city skyline and the Yarra River. From sleek desks, open closets, and built-in bathrooms to easily accessible outlets for mindful work and play, air-conditioned bedrooms are free of clutter and maximize the feeling of openness. The subtle layering of materiality with modern classic finishes such as natural stone tiling, warm textured wood, metallic details, soft layers of drapery and brass accents all create a sense of functional calm. The ambience reflects the industrial warehouse scenes of South Melbourne while echoing the Spanish roots of the AC brand.

AC Melbourne Southbank offers a range of collaborative spaces, including the brand’s signature AC Lounge, a modern coworking space for creative encounters by day and a lively social hub offering European-style tapas by night. The signature AC Gin Tonic experience is available at all hotel restaurants and bars. The specialty cocktail is served in a custom glass by a sculptural glass artist Adam Walmon and has been scientifically developed to enhance the taste, aroma and palate experience for the drinker.

Sorolla offers the perfect breakfast spot to start the day, with a dining experience that includes an open kitchen to capture chefs in action. Triana Bar exudes a ‘wow’ factor showcasing stunning views and an iconic long freestanding bar where patrons can mix and mingle with each other. The space offers simplicity and sophistication in the subtle finishes of warm wood, natural stone, bronze accents and softer gray materials. Buceo barthe pool bar, also offers guests a relaxed space to enjoy drinks and light meals al fresco, making it the perfect place to unwind.

The hotel offers a range of recreational facilities, including an outdoor infinity pool spanning the width of the building, a 24-hour fitness center, and meeting and event space designed to accommodate groups of different sizes.

The hotel is home to 576 square meters of flexible meeting space, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing abundant natural light, as well as a covered outdoor terrace room and pool bar. The outdoor terrace next to the infinity pool can be used as a pre-function space for up to 200 people in cocktail format or broken down into smaller spaces for breaks and more intimate meetings, social gatherings and weddings .

“I am really delighted to open the first AC Hotel in Australia“, commented Harry Sing, Managing Director of AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank. “Working with DKO, we have brought to life the core elements of the AC design philosophy – every detail of the experience is meticulously thought out to create a seamless stay, right in the heart of the city known as the design capital of Australia.”

Owned by Capital Alliance, a melbourneA real estate developer and diversified mixed-use investment company, the hotel is Marriott International’s ninth hotel in melbourne and the third new hotel to open in the Victorian capital in the last 12 months.

For more information or to book, go to https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/melac-ac-hotel-melbourne-southbank/

About Marriott Bonvoy®

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About AC Hotels by Marriott®

AC Hotels includes more than 195 hotels in more than 27 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, shaped and thought out to create a seamless guest experience. Each AC hotel features purpose-designed signature spaces that strike the perfect balance between form and function. More specifically, the AC Lounge® invites guests and locals to collaborate during the day or enjoy signature cocktails and tapas in the evening. The AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired breakfast each morning. All of AC’s rooms and public spaces evoke a special sophistication, with elegant furnishings, curated artwork and intuitive technology. The brand is dedicated to the details that matter most to customers on their journeys with a mission to deliver The perfectly accurate hotel™ experience. For more information, visit www.ac-hotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.