Marriott opens hotels in top markets

Marriott International has opened several properties in key markets over the last few days. 


The AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea has opened as the brand's first property in the Hawaiian Islands. Covering three acres on the island’s southwestern coastline, the hotel has 110 guestrooms with 12 suites and an infinity-edge pool with a hot tub and cabanas. 

The main entrance has illuminated glass panels depicting ocean waves to recognize the hotel’s oceanfront location. The sunken lounge is surrounded by natural lava with a tatami-styled flooring pattern of lava stone, while a range of tribal necklaces made from different shells, woodwork, prints and elements are curated throughout the hotel—all recognizing the cultural influences of Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Finally, 100 strands of lei made from dried seeds, berries and flowers, up to 12 feet in length, are strung into two tapestries at the lobby honoring the Hawaiian tradition of gifting leis.

The guestrooms have a neutral-palette color scheme with hardwood floors and a private balcony. The rooms also display curated artwork that reflects the island.

Public spaces include two dining options, a business library room and a fitness center.


The Bellyard, West Midtown Atlanta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, has opened in Atlanta’s mixed-use Interlock development. Operated by Pivot, the hotel has 161 suites and guestrooms. The property’s design evokes the area’s historic stockyards and railroads with elements curated by local artisans and designers, including white oak wood flooring contrasting against dark wood accents, hand-crafted custom suite tables, woven rugs and industrial-style walls and ceilings.
Public spaces include a restaurant and a bakery, a fitness center with Peloton bikes and approximately 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. 
Atlanta-based owner Three P Partners has tapped a variety of local partners to bring the destination to life, including design by Nelson Worldwide of Alpharetta, Ga.; French pastries and coffee from Atlanta-based Saint Germain French Bakery; and a collection of local art with pieces from Amy Parry Projects, Tiny Doors Atlanta, Iron to Art, Art & Associates, Lauren Williams Art and Pierpoint.


The new Element Philadelphia marks the brand’s debut in the City of Brotherly Love, and is also the brand’s largest property worldwide at 460 guestrooms. Developed by Conshohoken-based Chestlen Development, the center city hotel is the newest addition to Philadelphia’s re-emerging hospitality scene, with travelers planning an average of 2.7 trips this year, according to a recent Visit Philadelphia report. 

All guestrooms have full kitchens. Public spaces at the hotel include the Sky Lobby with open seating for work and relaxation, a business center, a fitness center and guest laundry facilities.

The hotel soon will include 45,000 square feet of indoor event space.

Photo credit: Marriott International