A guest bedroom with a King-size bed. Photo courtesy of Lauren Rubinstein

A guest bedroom with a King-size bed. Photo courtesy of Lauren Rubinstein

Marriott’s AC Hotel now open in Downtown Bellevue

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 4:58pm
  • Business

AC Hotel Seattle Bellevue Downtown, the modern, design-driven brand from Marriott International, officially welcomed its first guests on Aug. 3. Located in the heart of Bellevue, on the corner of Northeast Second Street and 106th Avenue Northeast, the AC Hotels by Marriott property is the brand’s newest lifestyle hotel and the first location in the Seattle area.

AC Hotel Seattle Bellevue Downtown, managed by Sage Hospitality, is part of a new breed of lifestyle hotels targeting creative and entrepreneurial-minded travelers. The seven-story property blends modern European design with unique spaces meant to inspire creativity and innovation. The ideal location offers convenient access to Downtown Bellevue, a short drive to Seattle and beautiful views of Lake Washington and downtown Seattle.

Along with 234 signature guestrooms, a 24/7 fitness center and a European-style breakfast, local companies and guests will be able to take advantage of the signature AC Lounge and Bar, and the 1,487 square feet of meeting space, including collaborative media salons and a private dining room.

“We are excited to be a part of this sophisticated city with a fantastic restaurant and entertainment scene,” said Danielle Anderson, general manager of AC Hotel Seattle Bellevue Downtown. “With our prime location, guests will have access to a wide range of experiences, from wine tasting in Woodinville to shopping in Bellevue.”

At AC Hotels, premium touches are balanced with comfortable service. A signature element of the Bellevue hotel includes an innovative beverage and food program within its AC Lounge. A twist on the traditional hotel bar, the experience includes offerings of local food and craft beers, specialty wines, a selection of tapas-style small bites and expertly made signature cocktails available with a nightly ritual.

Labeled “PNW Dark N’ Stormy”, the signature AC Seattle Bellevue Downtown cocktail features a local spiced rum and Bedford’s ginger beer, curated by the hotel bartender. Additionally, the bar will feature two AC Hotel drink specials called the Signature Gintonic and the ACGT. The Signature Gintonic is made with Hendrick’s Gin and Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic garnished with a star anise, cucumber slices and lemon peel. The ACGT is made with Bombay Sapphire East Gin and AC Hotels custom tonic syrup made by Bittercube in collaboration with Bombay Sapphire.

The kitchen serves a European-inspired continental breakfast selection of flaky croissants, savory egg tarts, Nespresso coffee and a signature Berkel slicer, offering visitors hand-cut meats including artisanal La Quercia Prosciutto for a true taste of Europe.

Taking influence from its European roots, the hotel uses deep gray and charcoal tones throughout, showcasing a timeless design that is contemporary and sleek. Guest rooms incorporate monochromatic schemes, with clean lines and hardwood floors. Furniture is lifted from the ground to create a sense of space and crisp white linens are used to craft a look that’s both refined and elegant.

The lobby features the brand’s signature open concept, a thoughtfully selected collection of inviting furnishings, modern designs and textures that evoke the feeling of a well-curated art gallery. The hotel also includes a 15-foot living wall featuring Philodendron Brazil, Neon Pothos and Schefflera Arboricola plants. These plants are in varying shades of green, from a bright light green all the way to a dark green, creating a beautiful space to capture a photo to commemorate a trip. The décor, furnishings and botanicals in the hotel are designed to reflect the uniqueness and character of its urban Bellevue location.

The library provides a quiet space to linger and peruse the selection of inspiring titles that line the shelves, ranging from modern art to design, all in a soothing environment. The library will feature a rotating selection of specially selected titles by guest curators.

The seven-story hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi for guests and locals to work, connect, explore and socialize. When a private meeting area is preferred, visitors can book a variety of spaces, which vary in size and are equipped with the latest audio-visual technology. Additional amenities include state-of-the-art fitness centers, on-site parking and Kallpods, wireless service buttons, in the public and meetings spaces— enabling guests to immediately request a staff member’s attention.

“AC Hotels are designed for those with an entrepreneurial mindset, so we’re thrilled to be opening this new location in Bellevue, right in the heart of a thriving start-up community,” said Benoit Racle, Senior Global Brand Director, AC Hotels. “The purposeful, simplistic design of our hotels aims to create a frictionless experience for today’s modern business traveler, helping them to curate connections to people, experiences, and ideas that excite them.”

The new Bellevue location is AC Hotels by Marriott’s 21st property in North America (second in the Pacific Northwest), and is part of a growing portfolio of more than 80 hotels expected to open in the next few years in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. The hotel is located at 208 106th Place NE. For more information, visit www.marriott.com/seaar or call 425-462-6666.

For more information on the latest news and updates from Sage Hospitality, visit sagehospitality.com.

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The lounge at the new hotel. Photo courtesy of Lauren Rubinstein

The lounge at the new hotel. Photo courtesy of Lauren Rubinstein

The lobby. Photo courtesy of Lauren Rubinstein

The lobby. Photo courtesy of Lauren Rubinstein

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