BETHESDA, MD — AC Hotels by Marriott has opened the 225-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha and the 378-room AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca, it was announced last month.
The two Rio openings debut the brand in Brazil following a successful launch in Latin America with openings in Guadalajara and Queretaro Antea, Mexico.
“With the recent opening of the Museu do Amanhã and the investment by the private sector and government in Porto Maravilha, we feel the AC Hotels brand will fit perfectly with the neighborhood’s revival. The AC Hotel Barra da Tijuca is centrally located in Barra and an excellent destination for next-generation travelers expected to visit the 2016 Summer Games in August,” said Tim Sheldon, president of the Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International.
The AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Porto Maravilha offers a gym and rooftop pool. The AC Hotel Rio de Janeiro Barra da Tijuca features a rooftop pool and deck with views of Rio de Janeiro’s East Zone.
Both hotels’ AC Library and Lounge offer guests relaxation areas. Complimentary WiFi is available, as are Kallpods — wireless service buttons — located in public and meeting spaces, enabling guests to request a staff member’s attention.
The hotel brand’s AC Lounge serves local craft beers, wines on tap, signature cocktails and tapas-style small bites.
Adjacent to the AC Lounge, the AC Kitchen serves a continental breakfast selection of croissants, LaQuercia prosciutto, savory egg tarts and Nespresso coffee.
AC Hotels by Marriott was founded by hotelier Antonio Catalan in 1998. Marriott International formed a joint-venture with the brand in 2011 and has since launched AC Hotels by Marriott globally in France, Denmark, the United States, Mexico and now Brazil.
Later this year, AC Hotels by Marriott is scheduled to expand its portfolio with hotels in Mexico City, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; and Santiago, Chile.