The Gettys Group designs AC Hotel Chicago Downtown

The AC Hotel Chicago Downtown, owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, opened in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The property was designed by The Gettys Group, an international hospitality consultancy headquartered in Chicago.

An element of the hotel includes an innovative beverage and food program within its AC Lounge. The experience includes local craft beers, specialty wines on tap and signature cocktails. Meanwhile, located adjacent to the AC Lounge is the AC Kitchen, which serves a European-inspired Continental breakfast selection.

With its minimalist room design, the AC Hotels by Marriott brand is tailored to appeal to millennials. Taking influence from its European roots, the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown uses muted colors and a monochromatic scheme throughout, showcasing a design described as modern and sleek. Guestrooms incorporate grays and charcoal tones, with clean lines and hardwood floors; furniture is lifted to create a sense of space; and crisp linens are used to create a refined look.

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The eight-story hotel also offers outdoor terraces with views of the city, a fifth floor outdoor patio and indoor pool, along with a fitness center. The AC Library is a central work area for guests. Additional amenities include on-site parking, 3,000 square feet of meeting space and complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity.

The new lifestyle hotel is AC Hotels by Marriott’s fourth property in North America (second in the Midwest) following the brand’s debut in New Orleans, Kansas City and Washington D.C, and is part of a portfolio of over 50 hotels expected to open in the next few years in the US and Latin America.

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