NewcrestImage opened a new AC Hotel in the historic Bricktown neighborhood of Oklahoma City, becoming both the company and the city's first property developed using modular construction.
The five-floor, 142-room hotel used traditional construction for the ground floor, then utilized 81 modules to form the remaining four floors.
In addition to its special form of construction, the AC Hotel has contemporary European design, such as “floating” furniture in guest rooms and specially-commissioned local artwork in public space.
“Modular construction enabled us to deliver an upscale property at dramatically lower construction time and costs, while the AC brand allows us to immerse guests in an atmosphere that is simultaneously high tech and high comfort,” Mehul Patel, chairman and CEO of NewcrestImage, said in a statement. “The hotel’s design is energized modern, while also paying honor to the rich heritage of the surrounding warehouse district.”
This new property continues NewcrestImage’s history of “first’s” with the AC Hotel brand, notably opening the first AC Hotel in the United States, which occurred in the French Quarter of New Orleans in November of 2014, and opening the first AC Hotel in Texas, which happened early December 2017 in downtown Dallas.
Other amenities at the AC Hotel in Bricktown include 800 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, a business center, a restaurant and a European-style lounge with specialty cocktails and intimate nook seating.
The property is located adjacent to the 13,000-seat Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and within a few blocks of the Cox Convention Center.
Bricktown is a 50-square block area in downtown Oklahoma City that has been transformed from an abandoned warehouse district into a thriving urban destination for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Since 2015, NewcrestImage operated a 124-room Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown that has been recognized for its architectural features.
Dallas-based NewcrestImage now owns and operates a portfolio of 25 hotels, with another 10 properties under construction or in development, including historic sites in Cincinnati, New Orleans and Houston. The company has three divisions: real estate, construction and hotel management.