First AC Hotel in Alabama opens

The new AC Hotel Huntsville Downtown offers 120 guestrooms. Photo credit: AC Hotels by Marriott

The AC Hotel Huntsville Downtown has opened, marking the AC Hotels by Marriott brand’s first entry in Alabama. The new-build property features 120 guestrooms, event space and multiple food-and-beverage venues.

The hotel offers three flexible meeting rooms that together make up The Gallery at Big Spring Park. The space accommodates up to 200 guests and looks out over a downtown park.

The Veranda, the hotel’s second-story terrace bar, connects to The Gallery and will open this summer. It will serve a menu of craft cocktails to both event and hotel guests. The hotel’s main bar, called the AC Lounge, provides tapas-style small dishes and a selection of local craft beers, specialty wines and signature cocktails. Nearby, the AC Kitchen serves European-inspired continental breakfast in the morning and features the Berkel slicer, offering guests fresh, hand-cut meats.

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The AC Hotel Huntsville, developed by Doradus Partners in partnership with RCP Companies, will be managed by Yedla Management Company. “We are delighted to introduce the AC Hotels brand to the Rocket City,” Srinath Yedla, the company’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “AC Hotel Huntsville Downtown remains true to the brand’s philosophy and centers on a frictionless experience for on-the-go guests.”

The new Huntsville property is the first tenant of a new $100 million, mixed-use development known as CityCentre at Big Spring. The upscale area includes 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 277 apartment units and an artisanal food hall.