AC Hotels by Marriott announces the debut of their brand in Australia. Located in Melbourne's Southbank, the epicenter for cultural venues, entertainment precincts and premier events, the AC design-led lifestyle brand will feature 205 designed guest rooms, suites, signature dining, infinity pool and cocktail bar that views the city skyline.

We are thrilled to celebrate the arrival of the AC Hotels brand in Australia with the opening of AC Melbourne Southbank,” said Jeff Tomczek, Vice President and Global Brand Leader of AC Hotels. “Melbourne is the cultural and design capital of Australia, allowing for a seamless fit with AC Hotels, known for its purposeful design and obsession with detail. With Australia’s border reopening, we look forward to welcoming travelers with a distinctive experience that has been edited to offer only the best of what guests truly need.”

AC Melbourne Southbank has been designed to bring you an elegant yet unobtrusive experience. With close proximity to public transport, South Melbourne Market, Melbourne Convention Center, South Wharf shops and eateries, the Arts precinct, and other first-class amenities, the hotel offers great city views and a plethora of ventures and activities to enjoy your stay.

DKO Architecture and Capital Alliance have collaborated to design and create this bold architectural presence in the Fishermans Bend skyline. The aim of the design was to have modern decor and open layouts while offering optimal comfort and utility with functional beauty. The guest rooms and suites have views of the city's skyline and the Yarra River. From sleek desks, open closets and integrated bathrooms, the hotel offers a modern finish featuring natural stone tiling, warm textured timber, metal details, soft layers of drapery and brass accents. This design choice reflects the industrial warehouse scenes of South Melbourne while echoing the Spanish roots of the AC brand.

Featuring the brand's signature AC lounge and modern co-working spaces, these areas allow times for collaborative and social gatherings by day and a buzzing social hub offering European-style tapas by night.The AC Gin Tonic experience is available throughout all dining and bar venues at the hotel. The speciality cocktail is served in a custom glass by sculptural glass artist Adam Walmon and has been scientifically developed to heighten the taste, aroma and palate experience for the drinker.

The hotel offers a range of facilities: an outdoor, infinity-edge swimming pool spanning the width of the building, a 24-hour fitness center, and meeting and event space designed to host groups. Feeling hungry? Well Sarolla offers a perfect place for breakfast, an experience featuring an open kitchen. The Triana Bar showcases stunning views and a long freestanding bar. Having subtle finishes of warm timber, natural stone, bronze accents and softer gray materials, the space offers simplicity and sophistication. Having 576 meters of flexible meeting space, the floor to ceiling windows provide natural light along with an outdoor covered terrace room and pool bar.

Owned by Capital Alliance, the hotel marks Marriott International’s ninth hotel in Melbourne and the third new hotel to open in the Victorian capital over the last 12 months.

I am truly delighted to open the first AC Hotel in Australia,” commented Harry Singh, General Manager of AC by Marriott Melbourne Southbank. “Working in collaboration with DKO, we have brought to life the core elements of the AC design philosophy – every detail of the experience is meticulously over-thought to create a seamless stay, right in the heart of the city known as the design capital of Australia.

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