Marriott's AC Hotels brand arrives in MEA region

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront. Photo credit: Marriott International

The AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront in South Africa has opened, marking the debut of the Marriott International lifestyle brand in the Middle East and Africa region.

Owned and developed by the Amdec Group, the 188-room hotel is close to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.

Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director Middle East and Africa for Marriott International, said, “The opening of this hotel reinforces our commitment to driving growth for our lifestyle brands in South Africa.”

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“We are proud to pave the way for Marriott International’s growth plans in South Africa," said James Wilson, Amdec Group CEO. "The Yacht Club mixed-use development, where the AC Hotels by Marriott is situated, is the second property in our portfolio of iconic precincts to welcome Marriott, with Melrose Arch in Johannesburg being the first and Harbour Arch in Cape Town to follow.”

Located within walking distance from the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the hotel has four flexible meeting rooms and a boardroom with a total of 250 square meters of event space.

The hotel’s green status also sets it apart from other establishments in the city. Some of its sustainability initiatives include a desalination plant, sensor lighting to save power, heat pumps to supply hot water and biodegradable straws and packaging.

Protea Hotels by Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Autograph Collection, Westin and Sheraton are some of the other brands Marriott has in South Africa.