AC Hotels opens debut hotel in Croatia

Situated in the tallest building in Croatia, AC Hotels by Marriott has announced its brand debut in Croatia with the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Split…

kingsize bed in guest room with cirved window overlooking split and wooden panelling behind the bed

AC Hotels Split is housed on the high floors of the 135-metre-high Westgate Tower with spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea and Split’s unique cityscape. Designed by renowned architect Otto Barić and Croatia-based interior designer firm Atellior Studio, the hotel takes shape with clean modern lines and aesthetically proportioned spaces.

minimalist reception desk with marble panelling behind and statement lighting above in hotel lobby

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The soothing and warm colour palette, together with the adoption of natural materials like oak, patinated brass and linen effect wallpaper allows spaces to blend from one to another, blurring the line between inside and out. Curious travellers can peek through a glass door to view part of a 1700-year-old Roman aqueduct running throughout the property location. Flexible and open communal spaces are designed to provide maximum comfort and function, making them perfect for business meetings and socialising. The hotel’s AC Lounge features locally sourced art by prominent Croatian artist Vatroslav Kuliš, a collection of books, as well as architecture and fashion albums, to evoke the feeling of a well-curated gallery.

white display shelves in front of windows showcase white curated items highlighted by natural light in hotel restaurant

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The contemporary, minimalistic design of the 214 guestrooms allows travelers to use the space in whatever way they see fit, offering plenty of room to store luggage or pull up a chair and work efficiently. All rooms offer panoramic views of the city below.

guestroom in AC Marriott Split with rounded window with view across Split

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In keeping with Croatia’s coastal culinary scene, AC Hotel by Marriott Split serves delightful flavours of Mediterranean cuisine in Laureto Restaurant with Croatian Chef Goran Šikić at the helm. Cumano Bar offers a range of creative cocktails and timeless classics with a modern twist, including the signature AC Gin & Tonic. Other facilities include 178 SPA featuring an indoor pool, sauna and steam room, a 325 square-metre meeting space comfortably accommodating up to 240 people, and a gym with state-of-the-art Matrix equipment and unobstructed views of the Adriatic Sea.

restaurant and bar with curved wooden ceiling in wood and contemporary lighting fittings along the bar

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“The opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Split marks an exciting chapter for the local hospitality industry as Marriott International brings the AC brand to Croatia,” said Ljubica Bauk, General Manager of AC Hotel by Marriott Split. “We hope to contribute significantly to the region’s economic growth by attracting business and leisure travelers alike as well as fostering corporate partnerships. We look forward to welcoming guests to the AC Hotel Split and showcasing the distinctive offerings of our new hotel.”

indoor swimming pool in AC Marriott Split with sun loungers set against floor to ceiling window looking out over the city

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Croatia’s allure lies in its breathtaking natural landscapes, crystal-clear turquoise waters and charming coastal towns. As Croatia’s second-largest city renowned for its rich history and stunning architecture, Split serves as a gateway to the picturesque Dalmatian islands, offering easy access to breathtaking destinations like Hvar, Brac and Vis. With its prime location in the city centre, AC Hotel by Marriott Split offers easy access to popular attractions, including the iconic Diocletian’s Palace, the vibrant Riva promenade and the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

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