AC Hotel Opens at National Harbor in DC

A guest room with king bed in the new AC Hotel in National Harbor in DC.

A guest room with king bed in the new AC Hotel in National Harbor in DC.

AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, the third AC Hotels by Marriott to debut in the United States, has opened its doors. The eight-story hotel in National Harbor features 192 guest rooms and six suites, 3,700 square feet of meeting space and a fitness center. Additional amenities include free Wi-Fi and signature spaces including AC Kitchen, AC Library and AC Lounge. The hotel is designed to attract millennials who want a sophisticated experience with style, inspired social spaces and technology. Rates start at $249 per night.

BAR WITH A TWIST – Beverages come first at one of the newest National Harbor hotels. The AC Lounge features all-knowing bartenders who act as a go-to source for exploring the local area. Guests can experience classic drinks like the signature Gintonic, along with small plates. The lounge delivers handcrafted cocktails, wine on tap and local craft beers in a can.

EUROPEAN-INSPIRED FOOD SCENE – The food scene found at the National Harbor, MD hotel stems from its Spanish roots, offering tapas in the evening at AC Lounge and a European-inspired breakfast at AC Kitchen. Guests enjoy freshly baked croissants flown in from France, hand-sliced prosciutto from a Berkel artisan slicer, an assortment of cheeses, sweet and savory tarts and freshly brewed hot and iced coffees.

ART SCENE – The hotel near Oxon Hill, MD was designed purposefully and has incorporated the linear design of the harbor into its art. Upon entering the eight-story hotel, guests will find a rope wall inspired by boats docked on the Potomac River, as well as modern nautical accents throughout. Outside in National Harbor lies a growing public art scene of international and local artists. Special highlights include the iconic “The Awakening” statue by J. Steward Johnson Jr. and “The Beckoning” by Albert Paley.

MILLENNIAL-DRIVEN EXPERIENCE – Looking to engage the millennial traveler, AC Hotels by Marriott incorporates a design-focus approach. Guests will find open-concept closets and integrated work desks along with luggage benches in all rooms. Complimentary Wi-Fi, ample USB and power ports and smart TVs that can stream on-demand content is a much-appreciated bonus.

A PART OF THE COMMUNITY – AC Hotel adds to the roster of new investments in the growing destination of National Harbor. With the opening, the National Harbor hotel has created nearly 50 new jobs with more than half of the positions filled by associates living in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Operated under a long-term management agreement by Marriott International, the hotel is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties.

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