The newest hotel in downtown Phoenix is now open for business despite the impact of the pandemic.
The AC Marriott Downtown Phoenix provides a compelling new option for travelers and expects to cater to a significant onrush of convention and event travel once the public health situation improves, according to a press release.
But in the meantime, it is welcoming its first guests who are enjoying its modern, European-influenced feel as the first upscale, select-service and boutique hotel in the downtown market.
The 13-story, 199-room hotel blends contemporary, minimalistic European design with the latest high-tech amenities. In guestrooms, for example, "floating" furniture enables travelers to use space as suits their needs, while public areas feature locally commissioned artwork alongside finishes of wood and stone accented by chrome.
Amenities include a lobby lounge offering tapas, crafted cocktails (a "porron" wine experience that uses a special Spanish glass pitcher so everyone can drink from the same container without touching it with their lips), a large outdoor patio with fireplaces and water features overlooking the Arizona Center interior park as well as a penthouse fitness center with multiple hydration stations.
The new hotel, within the Arizona Center development facing Fifth Street, is a joint venture between Las Vegas-based LaPour Partners and Texas-based firm NewcrestImage, the press release stated. Layton Construction was the general contractor, Axis GFA Architecture & Design in Los Angeles were the architects and Design Duncan Miller Ullman in Dallas was the interior design firm.
This is the first joint venture between NewcrestImage and LaPour Partners, according to the companies. This is LaPour's second AC Hotel in the Phoenix, joining the firms existing property, the 160-room AC Marriott Hotel on Camelback Road.
The AC Marriott Downtown Phoenix takes the AC Marriott concept to new heights in the Phoenix market, providing a new and iconic presence for guests to experience.