Marriott’s AC Hotels brand to open in Melbourne’s Southbank

AC Hotels by Marriott will debut in the Australian market with a new build property in Melbourne’s Southbank.

Located just three minutes walk from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank will offer 205 rooms and 576sqm of meeting space, with floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to an expansive wrap-around terrace with access to the infinity pool and bar deck.

“I am truly delighted to introduce the signature AC Hotels by Marriott brand, bringing a new style of hotel stay to the Australian market,” said Harry Singh, general manager of AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank.

“The AC brand is synonymous with sophisticated design with purpose, so guests have everything they need and nothing they don’t. We’ve orchestrated the entire hotel experience – our approach to every space is optimal comfort and utility through to modern décor, with open layouts offering functional beauty without distraction.”

The AC opening marks Marriott’s ninth hotel in Melbourne and the third new hotel to open in the Victorian capital over the last 12 months.

“A key part of Marriott International’s growth strategy is the introduction of new brands into the market, particularly luxury and lifestyle brands that appeal to the changing needs of travellers,” said Sean Hunt, Marriott’s local boss.

“Despite the challenges of the last almost two years, we are continuing to invest and expand our presence in the Melbourne market.

“Our portfolio in Melbourne features seven of Marriott International’s brands and AC Hotels brings one of our most exciting hotel experiences globally.”