BETHESDA, MD—AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, debuts in England this month with two new hotels in Birmingham City Centre in Birmingham and Manchester Salford Quays in Manchester.
“These two new U.K. hotels are a wonderful example of design, style and sophistication situated in revitalized thriving urban destinations—perfectly reflecting the AC Hotels brand ethos,” said Toni Stoeckl, global VP, lifestyle brands, Marriott International. “They support our commitment to driving growth for our lifestyle brands in Europe and respond to a continued demand from discerning travelers seeking hotels with thoughtful, modern design that calms and enriches the guest experience.”
The 142-room AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays occupies a prime spot in the heart of the regenerated Salford Quays district. The property is close to the area attractions including MediaCityUK, Old Trafford Football Stadium and Lowry Theatre.
The 90-room AC Hotel Birmingham City Centre is situated at The Mailbox, the former Royal Mail sorting office, which has been repurposed into an exclusive shopping area with stores, restaurants, cafes and bars. The hotel is accessible to the National Indoor Arena, Barber Institute of Fine Arts and International Convention Centre.
At both properties, the bedrooms feature furnishings and decor in neutral tones of warm grays and charcoals complemented by sleek design furniture, open closets and hardwood floors. Furniture appears to be lifted from the ground to create a sense of space, and white linens are used to craft a look that is both refined and elegant, according to the brand. Marriott’s mobile check-in and check-out service is available, as well as USB charging stations and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.
The Manchester property features three flexible meeting rooms with space for up to 100 people.
AC Hotels Birmingham City and AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays are two of more than 22 AC hotels expected to open globally this year.