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AC HOTEL BY MARRIOTT INVERNESS – 25 October, 2022 – AC Hotels by Marriott®, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Inverness, marking its debut in Scotland.

Hotel Co 51 will manage the new hotel which sits on the banks of the River Ness on Glebe Street, overlooking the Kessock Bridge and within walking distance of the city’s bars, restaurants and Eden Court Theatre. The four-story AC Hotel by Marriott® Inverness will be the largest hotel in the city with 191 bedrooms showcasing the brand’s contemporary design, natural tones and richly textured finishes. AC Lounge, a signature European-inspired restaurant will serve classics with a local touch, and small bites. The all-day restaurant will have 60 seats as well as a riverside terrace for outdoor dining available for 30 guests, set to be a hot spot for guests and locals alike. Guests staying at the hotel have access to a well-equipped 24-hour fitness centre with floor-to-ceiling windows boasting weights and cardio equipment.

The brand’s signature offerings include the signature AC Lounge®, complete with a cosy fireplace, which transitions from a space to relax or work during the day into a social bar and restaurant at night offering expertly made cocktails including a locally inspired gin tonic, and local craft beers.  

The hotel has created 35 full and part-time jobs and Tracey Mottram, an established name in the Inverness hotel industry, has been appointed as General Manager.

The hotel has over 150 timeless king rooms, including accessible ones, and 30 twins with either river views across to the Black Isle for several miles or city views.  Each guest room offers sleek desks, open closets and integrated bathrooms with an added sensory experience for guests who would like a lavender turndown.

Joining Hotel Co 51’s portfolio across Europe of 35+ hotels in eight countries, AC Marriott Inverness is the company’s seventh property in Scotland and 16th in the UK – joining the likes of Moxy Edinburgh Fountainbridge, Courtyard by Marriott SEC in Glasgow and Moxy London Excel.

John Farrelly, Corporate Commercial Lead for Hotel Co 51 commented; “We are honoured to open the first AC Marriott in Scotland and it’s in a great position, close to the start and end of the renowned NC500 in the capital of the Highlands. 

AC Marriott is all about offering the perfect blend of form and function at an affordable price, so it will attract a lot of business and leisure travellers who know the Marriott brand well and can rely on what this hotel will deliver. 

At Hotel Co 51 we’re proud that we continue to grow apace, adding to our rapidly expanding portfolio in Europe in strategic locations.”

There is an opening offer of £ 70 including breakfast for the month of November, or guests looking at exploring Inverness and its gorgeous surroundings can enjoy the special Take 2 Package featuring

cocktails and tapas for two every night, and daily breakfast, starting from £ 109 per night.

To learn more about AC Hotels by Marriott® and AC Hotel Inverness, please visit WWW.ac-hotels.marriott.com and www.achotelinverness.com

For further information or imagery, please contact Susan Blair at 24 Keys on susan@24keys.co.uk or call 077 6868 7224.

Founder of AC

AC stands for the founder, Antonio Catalan, who created the brand in Madrid in 1999.   It started off in Spain, then expanded to Italy and quickly ramped up reaching 75 properties in 2005. In 2011 Catalan and Marriott International come together for a joint venture, taking the brand to the US (first one in New Orleans), then South America and Asia, quickly surpassing the 100 properties in mark.

About AC Hotels by Marriott® 

AC Hotels includes over 210 hotels in 30 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, crafted, and considered to create a seamless guest experience. Each AC Hotel features purposefully designed signature spaces that strike the perfect balance of form and function. Most notably, the AC Lounge® invites guests and locals alike to collaborate during the day, or to enjoy signature cocktails and tapas in the evening. The AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired breakfast each morning. All AC guest rooms and public spaces evoke a particular sophistication, featuring sleek furnishings, curated artwork, and intuitive technology. The brand is dedicated to the details that matter most to guests during their travels with a mission to deliver The Perfectly Precise Hotel™ experience. For more information, visit www.ac-hotels.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com

About Hotel Co 51

Hotel Co 51 is a fast-growing, European hotel operator of Moxy Hotels, Courtyard By Marriott, Residence Inn, and AC Hotels by Marriott. Founded in Amsterdam in 2020 to support development and operations for the new hotel openings, it is currently operating 35+ properties in 8 countries (The Netherlands, France, UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Norway and Poland) and expanding its reach with new properties in key markets. The company´s pipeline includes hotels in European strategic cities and airports. To learn more about Hotel Co 51, visit hotelco51.com.