AC Hotels by Marriott brand debuts in Croatia

i By August 23, 2023 No Comments

AC Hotels by Marriott® has debuted in Croatia with the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Split.

Housed on the high floors of the 135-metre-high Westgate Tower, the 214-key new-build hotel was designed by renowned architect Otto Barić and Croatia-based interior designer firm Atellior Studio.

AC Hotel by Marriott Split takes shape with clean modern lines and aesthetically proportioned spaces. The warm color palette together with the use of natural materials like oak, patinated brass and linen effect wallpaper allows spaces to harmoniously blend from one to another. A glass door offers a view of part of a 1700-year-old Roman aqueduct running throughout the property location. Flexible and open communal spaces are designed to provide maximum comfort and function. And the hotel’s AC Lounge features locally sourced art by prominent Croatian artist Vatroslav Kuliš, a collection of books, as well as architecture and fashion albums, to evoke the feeling of a well-curated gallery.

Guestrooms at AC Hotel by Marriott Split feature a contemporary, minimalist design. All rooms offer panoramic views of the city below.

In keeping with Croatia’s coastal culinary scene, the hotel serves Mediterranean cuisine in Laureto Restaurant with Croatian Chef Goran Šikić at the helm. Cumano Bar offers a range of cocktails and classics with a modern twist, including the signature AC Gin & Tonic. Other facilities include 178 SPA featuring an indoor pool, sauna and steam room; a nearly 3,500-square-foot meeting space comfortably accommodating up to 240 people, and a gym with state-of-the-art Matrix equipment and unobstructed views of the Adriatic Sea.

“We are excited to bring AC Hotels’ design-driven guest experience to the Dalmatian Coast, expanding Marriott Bonvoy’s footprint in the region,” said Matthew Boettcher, vice-president and global brand leader, Distinctive Select Brands. “Housed in a prime location in the city center of Split, AC Hotel by Marriott Split is set to serve as the perfect base for a seamless, comfortable experience for both business and leisure travelers.”

As Croatia’s second-largest city renowned for its rich history and stunning architecture, Split serves as a gateway to the picturesque Dalmatian islands, offering easy access to destinations like Hvar, Brac, and Vis. With its prime location in the city center, AC Hotel by Marriott Split offers easy access to popular attractions, including the iconic Diocletian’s Palace, the Riva promenade, and the Adriatic Sea.

“The opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Split marks an exciting chapter for the local hospitality industry as Marriott International brings the AC brand to Croatia. We hope to contribute significantly to the region’s economic growth by attracting business and leisure travelers alike as well as fostering corporate partnerships. We look forward to welcoming guests to the AC Hotel Split and showcasing the distinctive offerings of our new hotel,” said Ljubica Bauk, general manager of AC Hotel by Marriott Split.