Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021
The AC Hotel Orlando Downtown is all set to open for guests on January 12, 2021, ushering in a new level of urban sophistication as the area’s first lifestyle hotel. The contemporary property managed by Kolter Hospitality is ready to offer a true high-rise experience in the heart of the city. Towering above Garland Avenue and spread across eight floors of Orlando’s SunTrust Plaza Building, the 180-room hotel will feature a European aesthetic inspired by AC Hotels’ signature design philosophy.
Located on the southwestern corner of downtown Orlando, the property is less than half a mile from both Exploria Stadium, home of the Orlando City Soccer Club, and the Amway Center, a larger-than-life concert venue and home base for the Orlando Magic basketball team. Also in convenient proximity is the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Camping World Stadium, hosts to events like Front Yard Festival and the Citrus Bowl, respectively. The property is also just 20 minutes from the trendy neighborhood of Winter Park, Orlando International Airport (MCO) and The University of Central Florida, the second largest university in the nation.
The hotel also comes with thoughtful interiors, curated for both business and leisure guests that include a refined neutral beige color palette, underscored with darker tones and granite accents. The purposeful design incorporates clean lines, sleek furnishings, hardwood floors, ambient lighting, open closet systems and unique artwork that reflect the character of its cosmopolitan location. The spacious rooms are also equipped with a slew of modern gadgets including smart ambiance controls that adjust the temperature and lighting, HDTVs with Netflix and Hulu streaming, and several USB ports.
Motivated by consumers’ growing desire for experiential travel, the property’s collaborative spaces are fueled by its global beverage & food (B&F) program. Framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, the lobby includes contemporary artwork while the adjoining AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired culinary concept. Guests can start their day with signature butter croissants imported from France, freshly sliced prosciutto, and savory egg tarts along with seasonal fruits and granola parfaits.
Against the backdrop of boundless city views, guests at the hotel’s SkyBar Rooftop Terrace can also enjoy Spanish-inspired tapas and bites, artisanal cocktails and local craft brews from its 18th floor perch. As one of only a few rooftop spaces in downtown Orlando – an area celebrated for its authentic soul, live events, 19th century architecture and under-the-radar charm – SkyBar is primed to stand out in “The City Beautiful.” Additionally, the bar’s flexible layout and adjacent green space can be re-arranged for corporate events and intimate, socially distanced weddings.
AC Hotel Orlando Downtown also features three indoor meeting rooms totalling more than 2,000 square feet with the latest audio/visual tech and seven configurations ideal for executive gatherings, business trainings, and social events. Rounding out the amenities are the AC Store with a selection of on-the-go snacks and an on-property fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights. For local sips and bites, guests have access to Foxtail Coffee Café, Bumby Arcade Food Hall and a ‘Grand Central Station’ style SunRail Station with routes close to Orlando’s best culinary gems.