The first Australian hotel under the AC HOTELS BY MARRIOTT® brand will open in Melbourne in April 2022


AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank marks the introduction of Marriott International’s coveted design-focused brand, AC Hotels by Marriott®, to the Australian market.

Owned by Capital Alliance and designed by DKO Architecture, the hotel incorporates a modern design inspired by the urban environment and the European heritage of the AC Hotel. From its contemporary lobby to elevated check-in lounge, pool, bar and restaurant, its sleek and bold form is encapsulated by a jewel-like setting.

Located between bustling South Melbourne and the arts and culture district of Southbank, 205 thoughtfully designed rooms and suites offer stunning views of the city’s skyline. Taking an understated approach to design with an emphasis on quality and functionality, guests will appreciate the stylish interiors, spaces for relaxation and productivity that guests can enjoy without being overwhelmed.

“I am truly delighted to introduce the iconic AC Hotels by Marriott brand, bringing a new style of hotel stay to the Australian market. Together with architecture and design firm 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,” said Harry Singh, General Manager of AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank.

“The AC brand is synonymous with sophisticated design with purpose, so customers have everything they need and nothing they don’t. We have orchestrated the entire hotel experience – our approach to every space is optimal comfort and utility through to modern decor, with open layouts offering functional beauty without distraction,” said Harry Singh.

The hotel’s recreational facilities include an outdoor infinity pool spanning the width of the building, a 24-hour fitness center, and food and beverage outlets including the AC Lounge® – a modern coworking space for creative daytime gatherings and a lively social space. hub at night. A three-minute walk from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 6 offers 576m² of meeting space, with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto an expansive wrap-around terrace with access to the infinity pool and bar.

The opening of the AC marks Marriott International’s ninth hotel in Melbourne and the third new hotel to open in the Victorian capital in the past 12 months.

Sean Hunt, Regional Vice President Australia, New Zealand and Pacific of Marriott International said, “A key part of Marriott International’s growth strategy is introducing new brands to the market, particularly luxury and lifestyle brands that meet the changing needs of travelers. Despite the challenges of the past two years, we continue to invest and expand our presence in the Melbourne market.

“Our portfolio in Melbourne includes seven of Marriott International’s brands and AC Hotels offers one of our most exciting hotel experiences in the world.” says Sean Hunt.

The AC Hotels brand was born in Spain, created by Antonio Catalan, who was inspired by his childhood in his European family hostel. Catalan’s entrepreneurial spirit paved the way for AC’s ‘Perfectly Precise HotelTM’, featuring carefully designed spaces with fierce thinking.

To find out more about AC Hotels by Marriott® and AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank Hotel, visit the AC Hotels website via the contact form below.


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