The Design-Driven AC Hotel Scottsdale North Opens, Adjacent to Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

January 21, 2021 | Management

The Design-Driven AC Hotel Scottsdale North Opens, Adjacent  to Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – January 21, 2021 – AC Hotels by Marriott®, the design-led lifestyle brand from Marriott International, announced today the opening of the 165-room AC Hotel Scottsdale North, inviting travelers to experience a stylish hotel adjacent to world-class shopping at Kierland Commons and palm-lined storefronts of the Scottsdale Quarter. Located in a desirable shopping and entertainment district in Scottsdale, the anticipated new hotel embodies AC Hotels’ brand promise of going beyond the conventions of travel to create experiences that strike the perfect balance of details that guests want and the services they need.

Developed by Host Hotels and Resorts and managed by OTO Development, the hotel introduces purposeful, curated, and elevated style along with AC Hotels’ signature beverage and food programming. Built by general contractor DPR with architecture and interior design services by DLR Group, the design of AC Hotels’ first hotel in Scottsdale draws from the surrounding desert landscape offering reprieve from the sun and evoking the shadow of surrounding mountains. Crisp white accents contrasting the dark architectural backdrop creates a contemporary palette enhancing the European aesthetic of the AC Hotel by Marriott brand. The project is striving for LEED Silver certification.

AC Hotel Scottsdale North takes shape with sophisticated and clean-lined interiors offering a respite to the arid desert environment outside. Inspired by the desert at night, the public space celebrates an active and invigorated setting for guests to explore. Black wood tambour walls, and dark chestnut millwork connects the design narrative inside out and reinforces the native desert inspiration.  Quality sourced art and timeless, modern touches evoke the feeling of a well-curated gallery. Embracing AC Hotels’ focus on harmonious design and tailored style, the hotel features minimalist guest rooms that allow travelers to use the space in whatever way they see fit.

A signature offering of the brand includes an innovative beverage and food program at the hotel’s AC Kitchen, where European-inspired breakfast features signature butter croissants imported from France, artisan cured meats, such as thinly sliced Italian Prosciutto from AC’s iconic Berkel slicing machine, an international selection of cheeses, as well as yogurts and cereals, seasonal fruits and local specialties.

The hotel’s AC Lounge® invites travelers and locals to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, local craft beers and wines, and a concise food menu inspired by the tapas of Spain. Of particular note is the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Scottsdale Spire, named for the iconic 125-foot steel and glass spire originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Crafted with vodka, dry vermouth and blue curacao, this specialty cocktail is topped with a sugar “fire” float, creating an entertaining and delicious experience.

To learn more about AC Hotels by Marriott® and AC Hotel Scottsdale North, please visit

About AC Hotels by Marriott®
AC Hotels by Marriott® boasts over 150 design-led hotels in more than 20 countries and territories. Design-driven AC Hotels edits away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. The properties’ thoughtfully designed spaces and experiences include a buzzing AC Lounge®, the perfect place for locals or visitors to get work done in style or to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas. High-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features such as the Media Salons and AC Libraries inspire and connect. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About OTO Development
OTO Development, part of the Johnson Group, is an award-winning, fast-growing hotel development and hospitality management company.  Founded in 2004 and partnering with the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott brands, OTO’s industry leadership position is anchored by a portfolio of excellent hotels staffed by exceptional people. The company currently owns and/or operates approximately 70 hotels comprised of nearly 8.000 room keys. OTO’s impressive growth is focused on developing new hotels in high-barrier-to-entry markets; purchasing and repurposing existing hotel properties and expanding management contracts with clients ranging from publicly-traded REITs to private equity firms to high net worth individuals. For more information, visit

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