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AC Hotels By Marriott Will Open First U.S. Hotel in Miami Beach (Across From The Edition!)

Where: 2912 Collins Avenue [map], Miami Beach, FL, United States
October 9, 2013 at 8:53 AM | by | ()

Earlier this summer we were crazy excited about Marriott's plans to import their Spanish design hotel collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, into the U.S. The stateside version of the brand plans to keep its design-forward integrity as well as remain affordable. Oh and have free WiFi too. (Yes, a Marriott hotel brand with totally free WiFi is happening.)

Now the Miami Herald reports that the first hotel will open in Miami Beach. Claro.

Looking at the developer's Robert Finvarb Companies website, the address for the 150-room hotel is listed as 2912 Collins Avenue which puts it right across the street from the Edition Miami Beach, opening sometime next year. Interestingly, this developer is the same one behind the new Hyatt South Beach in the 1600 block of Collins Avenue. (More to come on that soon.)

While detes are scant on the developer's site, you can expect the following from the hotel:

· The design influence of AC--Antonio Catalan which Marriott's Brian King described in June as "sleek sophistication."
· "An unusual bath experience" whatever that may be.
· The AC Lounge in the lobby which will offer guests a selection of wines, tapas and other shared plates, as well as a full breakfast buffet.
· The AC Library also in the lobby which will have wide communal tables for working and socializing along with locally relevant reading materials.

No word on the price point but we hope Marriott will make good on their promise of "affordability" and keep rates somewhere around $150-$200. This is still a select-service brand, after all.

Meanwhile, we found mention of another AC Hotel by Marriott for the U.S. in Tuscon, We're guessing New York and Chicago are in the mix as well. Anyone know where? Let us know! (Anonymity assured.)

[Rendering: Robert Finvarb Companies]

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