The third U.S. property in Marriott's "affordable luxury" AC Hotels brand has just opened, showcasing a new look by Baskervill, a Richmond-based design firm.
The eight-story AC Hotel Washington D.C. at National Harbor has 192 guestrooms and six suites, 3,700 square feet of meeting space and a fitness center. Additional amenities include free Wi-Fi connectivity, and signature spaces include AC Kitchen, AC Library and AC Lounge.
The property incorporates the linear design of the harbor into its art. Upon entering the eight-story hotel, guests will find a rope wall inspired by boats docked on the Potomac River, as well as nautical accents throughout. Outside in National Harbor lies a public art scene featuring international and local artists. Highlights include the "The Awakening" statue by J. Steward Johnson Jr., and "The Beckoning" by Albert Paley.
Looking to engage the Millennial traveler, AC Hotels by Marriott incorporates a design-focused approach. Guests will find open-concept closets and an integrated work desk and luggage benches in all rooms. Complimentary Wi-Fi, USB and power ports and smart TVs that can stream on-demand content are also available.