Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company announced yesterday that it plans to open Kentucky’s first AC Hotel by Marriott in the trendy Nulu neighborhood in downtown Louisville. The new 152-room hotel, AC Hotel Nulu, is slated to break ground in the first quarter of 2017.
Concord Hospitality has partnered with Marriott International on the development of new hotel brands for the last two decades. That alignment for strategic growth and passion for delivering best-in-class service is represented in Concord’s achievement of winning the coveted Marriott Partnership Circle Award 10 times and this year, was inducted into Marriott’s Partnership Circle Hall of Fame for hospitality excellence.
“To have AC Hotels in the Nulu area is very exciting,” said Ron Turnier, member of 725 Partnership, the local development team on the project. “This new hotel enriches our shared vision with Concord, to create irresistible places within vibrant communities, and we believe it will be very successful here in Louisville.”
“While we have developed many hotels during the past 30 years, it is a special privilege to team with friends and respected colleagues from Marriott and the 725 Partnership to bring the AC Hotels vision to life in Louisville,” said Mark Laport, co-founder, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality.
“AC Hotel by Marriott is an emerging lifestyle brand in the U.S. and appeals to design-conscious travelers that also want an experiential stay when traveling,” said Ryan Maher, Director of Business Development for Concord. “These travelers prefer urban and metro locations that provide guests easy, walkable access to arts and entertainment, restaurants, shops and galleries, as is the case with Louisville’s popular Nulu district.”
The AC Hotel Nulu will include an energetic public space featuring a large bar that will encourage an engaging atmosphere for guests to share and connect with signature cocktails, local craft beers, bourbons and a curated selection of tapas-style small bites in the AC Lounge. The AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired Continental menu, with artisan sliced meats and cheeses, selection of pastries, sweet and savory egg tarts, and signature freshly baked all-butter croissants.
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