• AC Hotel to Open in Downtown Minneapolis

     
    POSTED September 12, 2016
     

AC Hotel Minneapolis, a Marriott brand hotel, will open to guests in October of this year. The nine-story-hotel will have 245 guest rooms, more than 1,500 square feet of event space and AC Hotel’s signature lounge and bar, library and store.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Marriott to bring a modern lifestyle hotel to Minneapolis,” says Nate Gundrum, director, real estate development at Mortenson. “The new hotel is primed to become a preferred destination and meeting space for the next generation of travelers.”

The property, located on 4th Street and Hennepin Ave., will be connected to the city via the skyway system.

“Minneapolis is such a vibrant city with an active arts scene and energetic urban culture,” says Toni Stoekl, vice president, lifestyle brands at Marriott International. “Located in the heart of downtown and connected to the city’s skyway system, AC Hotel Minneapolis is situated perfectly for travelers looking to experience everything the city has to offer.”

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.