Australia’s first AC Accommodations by Marriott entered the market this week with the opening of the AC Lodge by Marriott Melbourne Southbank on Thursday.
The 14th model to enter the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio in Australia, AC by Marriott is a design-driven life-style model that originated in Spain.
Chatting with media, trade companions and company on the official opening, Marriott Worldwide’s Space Vice President for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Sean Hunt, stated the model is gaining momentum globally.
“The model was first launched in 2011 – it was a three way partnership with famend Spanish hotelier and Antonia Catalan and was primarily based on the fantastic thing about basic fashionable design with a European soul and Spanish roots,” he stated.
“This model is rising extremely quick: 180 inns worldwide and rising.”
Hunt stated Melbourne’s fame because the “design and cultural capital of Australia” makes it the right location for the model’s Australian debut.
The 205-room Southbank lodge, situated close to the South Wharf precinct, an space at present present process a significant city renewal venture, is owned by Melbourne-based mixed-use actual property improvement and funding firm, Capital Alliance.
Capital Alliance founder and CEO Mohan Du stated he believes the lodge will set off the beginning of a brand new panorama for Southbank.