Marriott expands AC brand in Latin America

The investment made for the AC Hotel Lima Miraflores was roughly $28.9 million. Photo credit: Marriott International

The design-focused AC Hotels by Marriott brand has arrived in Lima, Peru. 

The AC Hotel Lima Miraflores has 150 rooms, 11 suites and two meeting rooms with a total area of 882 square feet and a capacity for 90 persons. Public spaces include the AC Kitchen, the AC Lounge and a rooftop space.

Jorge Melero, CEO of Intursa (Tourism National Investments)—a partner of Breca and Marriott International in Peru—said the investment for this project was roughly $28.9 million.

Observers note the city's convention center is driving international and business tourism to the area, which also is seeing traction as a culinary destination.

AC Hotels by Marriott was developed by hotelier Antonio Catalan, who founded the brand in 1998 and grew it in Spain. Following Europe, Catalan formed a joint venture with Marriott International in 2011, which has expanded the brand globally in France, Denmark, the United States, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica and now Peru. 

The new AC Hotel Lima Miraflores is the second AC Hotel by Marriott in South America.