Marriott to launch AC brand in Greater China

Marriott International Inc. has signed an agreement with Suzhou Jingyuan Hotel Management Co. Ltd. to bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Greater China. The 135-room AC Hotel by Marriott Suzhou is expected to open this December.

“We are excited to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Greater China,” said Gavin Yu, chief development officer, Greater China, Marriott International. “AC Hotels is known for its purposeful design that strikes the perfect balance of form and function, which seamlessly fit into a picturesque city like Suzhou. The anticipated debut of AC Hotels by Marriott will further enrich our select portfolio in the region and offer more diversified travel experiences to the consumers.”

Planned dining options for the hotel include the brand’s signature AC Kitchen and the AC Lounge & Bar. The hotel will also feature flexible spaces, including an AC Store, a 24-hour fitness center, a meeting room and a laundry room.

“We are pleased to sign an agreement with Marriott International to bring the first AC Hotel by Marriott to China,” said Shuting He, deputy GM, hotel opening and operations, Suzhou Jingyuan Hotel Management Co. Ltd. “Designed to deliver an effortless hotel experience, the lifestyle hotel will welcome guests to a perfect mix of enjoyment and efficiency.”

Marriott currently operates 15 hotels across eight brands in Suzhou, including W Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Le Méridien, Four Points by Sheraton, Element by Westin, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott.