Marriott brings AC brand to Costa Rica

Marriott International has opened the AC Hotel San Jose Escazú in the capital city of Costa Rica, making it the fourth hotel for the European-lifestyle brand in Central America.

The seven-story property has 122 rooms, four suites and five meeting rooms with a total of 2,143 square feet of event space along the Avenida Escazú. The hotel also has a fitness center, free Wi-Fi and a pet-friendly policy.

“We are delighted to bring the AC brand to Costa Rica, especially to such a vibrant area like Avenida Escazú that is full of urban culture,” said Ismael Morales, the hotel's general manager. He noted the hotel’s design would appeal to millennial travelers seeking authenticity and cultural experiences. 

San José continues to develop the tourism industry and attract travelers from across the globe. Earlier in the year, the city celebrated the opening of its new convention center. In addition, new air routes from international destinations have made the city more accessible. Costa Rica is considered a good pick for travelers seeking nature, with national parks and conservation areas that cover more than 25 percent of the country.

As of late August, Latin America's development pipeline included 10 AC Hotel by Marriott projects with 1,701 guestrooms.