AC Hotels by Marriott opens Kansas City property

Marriott International and Noble Investment Group debuted the first AC Hotels by Marriott property in Kansas City's Westport District. This is the second AC Hotels by Marriott branded property to open in the U.S. The 123-room lifestyle hotel has a European design.

Originally founded in 1998 by renowned Spanish hotelier Antonio Catalan, AC Hotels found success in Europe and a joint venture was formed with Marriott International in 2011, launching AC Hotels by Marriott.

Guestrooms and suites at AC Hotel Kansas City Westport have  design elements including plush seating furnishings and multifunctional workspaces.

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The AC Kitchen, open for breakfast daily, serves a  European-influenced breakfast, and the AC Lounge has signature cocktails, regional beers, draft wines and small plates.

The AC Library, a collaborative space with a communal table, has individual reading areas and a curated selection of books, magazines and guides to all that Kansas City has to offer.

High-tech amenities include mobile check-in, "media salons" with Bluetooth technology and USB charging stations and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Other amenities include 1,000 square feet of meeting/function space; a 24-hour, fully equipped business center and fitness center; and complimentary shuttle within a three-mile radius.

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