AC Hotels

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AC Hotels by Marriott
IndustryHospitality
Founded1998
FounderAntonio Catalán
HeadquartersBethesda, Maryland
Number of locations
188[1] (September, 2020)
Area served
Worldwide
ParentMarriott International
Websiteac-hotels.marriott.com

AC Hotels by Marriott is a chain of hotels in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal,Latvia, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Jamaica, the United Kingdom and North America. The brand's amenities include accommodation, dining, corporate programs, meeting and conference rooms, and facilities for weddings. It serves business and leisure travelers.

History[edit]

In 1997, Antonio Catalán founded AC in Madrid, Spain. In the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, occupancy levels dropped by half at many Spanish hotels. Business austerity measures resulted in conference cancellations and widespread bans on business trips for several years. The downturn forced AC to team with a major Spanish rival in 2009 in a management deal that cut costs at both chains. The chain rebranded after a needed, but undisclosed, investment by Marriott. A new joint company assumed the management, but property ownerships remained with existing parties.[2][3]

The company was known as AC Hoteles S.A. until changed to AC Hotels by Marriott on June 8, 2011. The Spanish corporation is known as Belagua 2013.

Since June 8, 2011, AC Hotels by Marriott has operated as a subsidiary of Marriott International, and is now based at Marriott's headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Antonio Catalán remained as CEO. As of June 30, 2020, it had 170 hotels with 25,811 rooms in addition to 135 hotels with 23,172 rooms in the pipeline.[4]

Accommodations[edit]

Historical[edit]

US Non-US Total
2011[5] Properties      80      080
Rooms 08,371 008,371
2012[6] Properties      79      079
Rooms 08,736 008,736
2013[7] Properties      75      075
Rooms 08,491 008,491
2014[8] Properties      01      76      077
Rooms 00220 09,311 009,531

From 2015[edit]

North
America
Europe Middle E.
& Africa
0Asia &0
Pacific
Caribbean
Latin Am.
Total
2015[9] Properties      005      78      083
Rooms 000911 09,551 010,462
2016[10] Properties      011      80      004      095
Rooms 001,913 09,879      0966 012,758
2017[11] Properties      031      82 000010      123
Rooms 005,288 10,035 001,917 017,240
2018[12] Properties      049      85      01 000010      145
Rooms 008,447 10,589      188 001,553 020,777
2019[13] Properties      063      83      01 000012      159
Rooms 010,720 10,631      188 001,922 023,461
2020[14] Properties      073      84      01 4 000014      176
Rooms 012,337 10,854      188 1,296 002,254 026,929

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AC Hotel Locations". www.marriott.com.
  2. ^ "Hotel News Now, 7 Oct 2010". www.hotelnewsnow.com.
  3. ^ "Financial Times, 7 Oct 2010". www.ft.com.
  4. ^ "AC Hotels by Marriott". Marriott Hotels Development. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  5. ^ "2011 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 19.
  6. ^ "2012 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 22.
  7. ^ "2013 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 20.
  8. ^ "2014 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 17.
  9. ^ "2015 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 5.
  10. ^ "2016 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 8.
  11. ^ "2017 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 8.
  12. ^ "2018 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 7.
  13. ^ "2019 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 7.
  14. ^ "2020 Annual Report". www.marriott.gcs-web.com. p. 14.

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