Mexican designers combine for AC Hotel’s first property in Guadalajara, Mexico

Sordo Madaleno Architects designed the hotel’s structure. Interior design was led by Jihei Aoki.

AC Hotel Guadalajara opened as the brand’s first in Jalisco, Mexico. The 188-room property was developed and owned by FibraHotel and operated by Marriott International, marks the arrival of the design-driven brand in Mexico.

According to Simon Galante, CEO of FibraHotel, the entire hotel was created by Mexicans, including the architecture and interior design, with the majority of the décor – from the furniture and lighting – designed and produced in Mexico. Sordo Madaleno Architects designed the AC Hotel Guadalajara structure. The design of the interiors of the hotel was led by Jihei Aoki.

The guestrooms incorporate tones of gray and brown, with clean modern lines and wood flooring. The minimalistic design of the furniture helps create more space.


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For dining, the hotel has the AC Lounge, said to give the traditional hotel bar a twist. Located adjacent to the AC Lounge is the AC Kitchen.

AC Hotel Guadalajara's poolside lounge and infinity-edge swimming pool on the 12th floor open-air Sky Deck has views of the city. The fitness center is also located on the Sky Deck.

The hotel also has the AC Library and AC Lounge areas.

Wi-Fi is available in public spaces and the guestrooms.

Antonio Catalán founded AC Hotels in 1998. It now has more than 90 hotels in Brazil, Denmark, Italy, France, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the US.

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