Published on : Thursday, June 20, 2019
With the opening of AC Hotels Kingston, Jamaica, AC Hotels by Marriott brings the brand’s forward-thinking design approach to the island. Inspired by the signature vision of renowned hotelier Antonio Catalan, the brand was founded in 1998 in Spain. Having been incorporated in the Marriott International portfolio in 2011, AC Hotels by Marriott was globally launched in locations including France, Denmark, the United States, Latin America, Puerto Rico and now Jamaica.
Guests will have access to a spacious 24-hour fitness center; an outdoor pool; the brand’s signature AC Kitchen which provides a daily European-inspired breakfast buffet infused with a taste of Jamaica; and the AC Lounge, which offers a chic, open and comfortable ambiance, ideal for co-working and socializing.
Toni Stoeckl, Vice President, Distinctive Select Brands for Marriott International, and Global Brand Leader, AC Hotels by Marriott said, “Toni Stoeckl, Vice President, Distinctive Select Brands for Marriott International, and Global Brand Leader, AC Hotels by Marriott.”
As per Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica the debut of a brand like AC Hotels in Kingston will solidify the city’s status as a strong city tourism destination.
The 219-room the AC Hotel Kingston, Jamaica provides guests with thoughtfully-designed moments of beauty and experiences that elevate their stay and help them focus on what is important to them. The result is sophisticated yet unpretentious style and innovative food and beverage programming with locally-inspired experiences for both international travelers and locals.
AC Hotel Kingston Jamaica adds a modern touch not only to the Kingston skyline but to the wider Caribbean region, joining AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado as the brand’s second hotel in the region. The hotel design includes elegant, clean lines that are signature features of the brand, along with thoughtful touches that harmoniously reflect Jamaica’s vibrant flair. Throughout the hotel, guests will find an impressive collection of art, each crafted by Jamaican artists, and one-of-a-kind furnishings that have also been locally made.
The hotel provides MICE facilities as well. It is equipped with over 18,000 sqft of cutting-edge meeting and banquet facilities, making this the largest meeting space in the city. The hotel is ready to cater to groups of various sizes ranging from a small meeting, to a group of up to 600 people.
The Stewart family, who own the AC Hotel Kingston Jamaica, selected Koen Hietbrink to oversee the hotel’s operations as General Manager. In addition to his fourteen years of leadership experience with the Marriott brand, Koen has led the openings of numerous Marriott properties in the Caribbean.
Guests staying at AC Hotel Kingston Jamaica may earn and redeem valuable Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Points when staying at the property. Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott’s new travel program launched in February 2019 to replace Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The program offers its 130 million members an extraordinary portfolio of 30 global brands and 7,000+ hotels located in 131 countries and territories, an expansive list of experiences allowing members to pursue their passions while traveling or during a stay-cation, and unmatched benefits and rewards.