Marriott’s AC Brand Heads for Raleigh
Concord Hospitality Enterprises and Kane Realty Corporation have made plans to develop and operate North Carolina’s first AC Hotel in Raleigh’s North Hills section.
The AC Hotel will be located in the Park District at North Hills near the LEED Gold-certified CAPTRUST Tower. The 133-room upscale hotel is expected to open in 2016 in North Hills, the heart of Raleigh’s Midtown district that includes high-end boutiques, well-known department stores, upscale dining and ample entertainment.
Founded in 1998, AC Hotels is an international hotel brand with nearly 100 hotels located primarily in Europe. AC Hotels and Marriott International formed a joint venture in 2011 to expand the brand into the U.S. and further abroad, and AC Hotel Raleigh is one of more than 30 hotels set to open within the next three years throughout the U.S. and Latin America.
Located in the heart of Raleigh, North Hills is just off Exit 8 on the I-440 interstate, 15 minutes from RDU International Airport. The district is home to numerous luxury apartment complexes, more than 700,000 square feet of office space and many outdoor gathering spots. Quality-of-life options include spas, salons, and a spacious gym.