OPENINGS: AC Hotel New York Downtown (1.28.19)

OPENINGS: AC Hotel New York Downtown (1.28.19)

As downtown continues to grow, we’re seeing more hotels opening that not only offer a great experience for those visiting NYC, but also locals looking for new spaces to work, eat, drink & play! One of the newest openings is the AC Hotel New York Downtown, a Marriott property located near Seaport District. We spoke with Robert Klein, Director of Sales and Marketing, to learn more about the hotel, and what both locals and visitors can expect…

Tell us about the AC Hotel New York Downtown…

Communal library & workspace

Communal library & workspace

The recently opened AC Hotel New York Downtown is a lifestyle brand by Marriott International and the brand’s second property in New York City. The 274-room hotel managed by Concord Hospitality, demonstrates the sophisticated and timeless European design that is true to the AC Hotel brand. Situated in the Financial and Seaport District, AC Hotel New York Downtown features local artwork and contemporary design while select guest rooms boast an alluring waterfront view of the Seaport. Guests can indulge in savory Spanish tapas and European-inspired breakfast at AC Kitchen or craft cocktails at the AC Lounge. With easy access to Wall Street, East River, Brooklyn Bridge and Broadway, AC Hotel New York Downtown is a prime location to explore Lower Manhattan.

 What makes the AC Hotel so unique?

AC Hotel New York Downtown’s façade features a distinctive geometric design that sets the building apart from the surrounding buildings in Seaport District. The movement of the nearby East River inspired architect Peter Poon to incorporate a wave-like pattern throughout the tower. Guest rooms offer exceptional views of Lower Manhattan, the East River and Brooklyn. Interior designers Kyi Gyaw, Phillip Poon and Jude Smith designed the hotel to reflect the neighborhood’s vibe. Upon entering the hotel, guests will notice the purposeful design throughout the property ranging from the suspended Italian marble staircase to the art installations by local artists Rachel Weiss and Thomas Hammer.

Communal kitchen buffet

Communal kitchen buffet

What can locals expect when they visit the AC Hotel?

Stunning views, a selection of Spanish tapas at AC Kitchen and handcrafted cocktails at the AC Lounge.

What inspired you to open the AC Hotel in Financial District?

Bringing the boutique experience to the corporate traveler and being a part of the evolution and growth of FiDi/Seaport District.

What's coming up for AC Hotel this year?

We will be activating AC Lounge with events throughout the year that will be open to hotel guests and the community.

What are some of the hotel's most unique features?

o   Unparalleled views of East River and Brooklyn

o   Private terraces for premium guest rooms

o   Sophisticated, contemporary and European-inspired design

o   Locally sourced art

o   Close proximity to Seaport, World Trade Center, Wall Street

How can we make a reservation for visiting friends & family?

For more information, visit http://achotelnyc.com.

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