AC Hotels brand makes Mexico debut

The 188-room hotel is the first AC in Mexico.

AC Hotel Guadalajara, Jalisco, has opened its doors. The launch of the 188-room AC Hotel Guadalajara, developed and owned by FibraHotel and operated by Marriott International, marks the arrival of the design-driven brand in Mexico.

"AC Hotels’ rapidly growing portfolio illustrates Marriott International’s commitment to making distinctive architecture and design affordable and accessible for creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs around the world,” said Toni Stoeckl, VP of lifestyle brands for Marriott International.

In the coming months, additional AC Hotels will open throughout Latin America: Mexico City, Mexico, Panama City, Panama, and Santiago, Chile. Two AC Hotels debuted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil recently, just ahead of the Olympic Games.

"FibraHotel’s partnership with Marriott International brought a new lifestyle brand to Mexico through the inspiring and entrepreneurial people of Mexico who brought AC Hotel Guadalajara to life,” says Simon Galante, CEO of FibraHotel. “The entire hotel was created by Mexicans; from our award-winning Mexican architect to the interior design, of which the majority of the décor: furniture, lighting, etc., was designed, and produced in Mexico. Mexico’s next generation wants hotels with style and inspired design, I have no doubt that this hotel will be a major success, setting the tone for future lifestyle brands in Mexico."

In January, the brand announced plans to open 22 new hotels in 2016. In addition to the Guadalajara property, the following locations were on the list:

  • AC Cincinnati North/West Chester, Ohio
  • AC Boston North, Mass.
  • AC Marseille, France
  • AC Queretaro, Mexico
  • AC Panama City, Panama
  • AC San Jose Downtown, Calif.
  • AC Atlanta North, Ga.
  • AC Asheville, N.C.
  • AC Rio Barra de Tijuca, Brazil
  • AC Rio Porto Maravilha, Brazil
  • AC Herzliya, Israel
  • AC Birmingham England, U.K.
  • AC Boston Cambridge, Mass.
  • AC Phoenix Tempe, Ariz.
  • AC Santiago, Chile
  • AC Manchester England, U.K.
  • AC Des Moines Downtown, Iowa
  • AC Santa Fe, Mexico 
  • AC Minneapolis, Minn.
  • AC Mainz, Germany
  • AC Wroclaw, Poland