AC Hotels by Marriott has announced the latest addition to its portfolio with the opening of AC Hotel Manchester City Centre.
Just a stone’s throw from the thriving areas of Ancoats, NOMA and the Northern Quarter, and within walking distance of key transport links at Victoria Station, the new-build property boasts 172 guest rooms, as well as an AC Lounge, AC Library, bar, co-working space and function facilities. This is the brand’s second property in the city alongside AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays.
“With its strong cultural heritage and design credentials, Manchester is a great match for the AC by Marriott® brand,” said John Licence, Vice President Premium and Select Brands, Europe at Marriott International. “The hotel provides guests with all the essentials they need – and nothing they don’t – creating a seamless, tranquil and frictionless experience, whether they’re travelling for business or leisure.”
The hotel’s 172 bedrooms, which include 30 deluxe doubles and 35 family rooms, incorporate neutral colour palettes ranging from deep gray to elegant creams, creating a modern sense of space inspired by the brand’s European heritage.
Combining elements of Manchester’s Industrial past with contemporary European design to create a modern yet comfortable look and feel, the AC Lounge allows guests to co-work by day, and relax with friends by night. Alternatively, the AC Library provides an ideal space to conduct a business meeting in informal, chic surroundings. Larger meetings are also catered for in two fully flexible function spaces with capacity for up to 120 guests.
Dining options bring the brand’s Spanish roots to the fore with the signature European-inspired breakfast each morning at the AC Kitchen, as well as tapas in the evening. The bar, which features a contemporary glass rack holding 800 glasses, offers craft beers, an extensive wine list and the brand’s signature gin and tonic., Embodying the spirit of the brand and the local community, this classic has been given an indigenous twist by blending Manchester Raspberry Gin with Mediterranean Fever Tree Tonic garnished with Spanish orange and fresh raspberries.