Now open to guests: AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor

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    The eight-story AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor features 192 guest rooms and six suites, 3,700-square-feet of meeting space and a fitness centre. Additional amenities include free Wi-Fi, and signature spaces including AC Kitchen, AC Library and AC Lounge. BAR WITH A TWIST
    At AC Hotel, beverages come first. The AC Lounge features all-knowing bartenders who act as a go-to source for exploring the local area. Guests can experience classic drinks, like its signature Gintonic, along with small plates at the AC Lounge. The lounge delivers to its guests’ handcrafted cocktails, wine on tap, and local craft beers in a can.

    The food scene found at AC Hotel stems from its Spanish roots, offering tapas in the evening at AC Lounge and a European-inspired breakfast at AC Kitchen. Guests enjoy freshly baked croissants flown in from France, hand sliced prosciutto from a Berkel artisan slicer, an assortment of cheeses, sweet and savoury tarts, and freshly brewed hot and iced coffee.

    AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor was designed purposefully and has incorporated the linear design of the harbor into its art. Upon entering the eight-story hotel, guests will find a rope wall inspired by boats docked on the Potomac River, as well as modern nautical accents throughout. Outside in National Harbor lies a growing public art scene of both international and local artists. Special highlights include the iconic “The Awakening” statue by J. Steward Johnson, Jr. and “The Beckoning” by Albert Paley.

    Looking to engage the millennial traveller, AC Hotels by Marriott incorporates a design-focus approach. Guests will find open-concept closets and integrated work desk and luggage benches in all rooms. Complimentary WiFi, ample USB and power ports and smart TVs that can stream on-demand content is a much appreciated, added bonus.

    AC Hotel adds to the roster of new investments in the growing destination of National Harbor. With its opening, it has created nearly 50 new jobs with more than half of the positions filled by associates living in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Operated under a long-term management agreement by Marriott International, the hotel is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties.

    Daniel Fountain / 03.05.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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