Marriott signs second AC Hotel in Australia

Guests can expect 200 rooms, an all-day restaurant and three dedicated event spaces.

Marriott International will grow its footprint in Melbourne’s east, with the signing of AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne, Ringwood.

The new-build hotel for is slated to open in 2024 and marks the second AC Hotels by Marriott hotel in Australia, following the signing of AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne, Southbank in 2018.

The hotel will feature 200 rooms, including five suites, as well as three meeting venues offering more than 35 square metres of event space.

A casual all-day-dining restaurant with European and Spanish flair will also be on offer, paying homage to the AC Hotels by Marriott brand’s Spanish roots. Guests will also enjoy a bar, grab-and-go store, indoor heated pool and gym.

“AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne, Ringwood exemplifies a new wave of expansion for Marriott International in Australia, outside of the well-established CBD centres and into emerging metropolitan destinations, such as Ringwood,” said Sean Hunt, area vice president, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific at Marriott International.

“In Australia, we’ve seen a rise in domestic travel and travel to destinations outside the main cities, which is driving demand for quality accommodation in more regional or suburban areas.

“Victoria is no exception, and we’re excited to introduce this tailored hotel experience to Ringwood.”

AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne, Ringwood will form part of East End, a new residential, work and lifestyle precinct located east of Melbourne’s CBD.

Richard Crawford, senior director of hotel development, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific at Marriott International, said the hotel will integrate well into the precinct.

“The AC Hotels by Marriott brand is renowned globally for its refined approach to design and its European-inspired touches, and we know it will be an exciting addition to the East End development and Ringwood area.”

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