Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:56

AC Hotels by Marriott opens first hotel in Africa

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Marriott International’s European-inspired brand, AC Hotels by Marriott, has opened AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront, marking the debut of the brand in Africa.

Owned and developed by the Amdec Group, the hotel incorporates European design, interpreted for its Cape Town location.

“We are delighted to open our very first AC Hotel by Marriott in Middle East and Africa in Cape Town, further strengthening our long-standing partnership with the Amdec Group,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “The opening of this hotel reinforces our commitment to driving growth for our lifestyle brands in South Africa in response to a continued demand from discerning travellers seeking hotels with style and functional design, while also providing unique and authentic experiences.”

James Wilson, Amdec Group CEO, said: “The Yacht Club mixed-use development, where the AC Hotel by Marriott is situated, is the second property in our portfolio of iconic precincts to welcome Marriott, with Melrose Arch in Johannesburg being the first, and Harbour Arch in Cape Town, to follow.  We are thrilled with the opening of AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront and believe it will provide another great place for international tourists to stay when visiting the city. It is exciting to be part of creating new dimensions for hospitality and tourism in the country and, by doing so, provide more opportunities for visitors and locals alike,” added Wilson.

Conveniently located just minutes away from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the 188-room hotel with views of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill is a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport and within walking distance of the Cape Town International Convention Centre. 

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront introduces a ‘new way to hotel’ to the dynamic city, with its AC Lounge, a creative hotspot by day and a social hub by night which serves local craft and expertly made signature beverages. Guests can also savour the brand’s Spanish roots with tapas from fresh and locally sourced ingredients at the AC Kitchen, or have a quick bite at the AC Market, offering convenient grab-and-go.

Other features include the AC Library, a quiet space lined with interesting reading material, tucked away from the buzz. The fitness centre features state-of-the-art equipment. The hotel further features flexible meeting rooms and a boardroom with 250 square metres of event space, boasting natural light and harbour views.

The hotel’s green status includes a number of initiatives, such as a desalination plant; population sensor lighting to save power; heat pumps to supply hot water, eliminating the use of heat elements, as well as biodegradable straws and packaging.

Source: TU


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