In 1977, 29-year-old Antonio Catalan, founder and president of AC Hotels, opened his first hotel of the NH Hotels Group in Spain. Twenty years later, Antonio sold his stake in the company to an Italian firm for around 70 Million Euros. It was at that time he began to develop the new brand AC Hotels. He wholly owned the company until 2011, when he sold 50% to the worldwide operator Marriott.
Today, AC Hotels by Marriott has nearly 100 design-led properties around the world. The newly-formed partnership, AC Hotels by Marriott, celebrates the beauty of classic modern design borne of its Spanish roots and European soul. It has been conceived to create a seamless and harmonious experience for creative, well-traveled, entrepreneurial spirits who appreciate their hotel as an oasis of style and connection.
Pacific Hospitality Group, based in Irvine, serves as franchisee of the new AC Hotel in Irvine. The company owns, finances and manages the property and several others in Orange County. The company has assigned a veteran hospitality executive, Paul Maddison, as general manager for the Hotel.
Within a few miles of John Wayne Airport, in the heart of Orange County’s Park Place and in a newly-built 105-acre mixed-use master development, the new AC Hotel Irvine by Marriott features three unique meeting locations, two preset boardroom-style media salons, a rooftop pool terrace with extensive city and lounge views, 24-hour fitness center and 176 spacious guest rooms. In addition, the hotel offers a variety of dining options. AC Kitchen features European-inspired continental breakfast and AC bar/lounge serves mixology-style cocktails and tapas.
AC Hotels effectively combines stylish design and a unique urban-inspired experience with the powerful sales, marketing and operations engine of Marriott International. The brand offers concept-driven, turn-key customization of guest room and public space design. It is the ideal offering for travelers with entrepreneurial spirits who are looking for meaningful experiences and for local individuals and companies in search of new meeting spaces that can highly represent their brand.
AC Hotels by Marriott has 94 hotels (nine in the U.S.) and a strong pipeline of nearly 100 approved and under construction, (over 80 in the U.S. and Canada), and continues to grow into major travel markets. The new hotel opened its doors in Irvine on March 29th, 2017.
Location 3309 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 949.577.9381