LONDON—Marriott International Inc. continues to expand its AC Hotels by Marriott brand, with three new properties in Valencia, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; and Tel Aviv, Israel, bringing the total to 80 opened or signed hotels in Europe.
The 91-room AC Hotel Colón Valencia is the brand’s second property in the city and 60th in Spain. Run under a management contract with AC Hotel La Carolina SL, the hotel is located in the commercial and financial district, surrounded by bars and restaurants, and a short distance from the bullring, medieval center and the Carmen quarter.
The hotel offers an AC Lounge & Bistro restaurant, three meeting rooms, fitness center, business center and a terrace. It is near public transportation links to the airport, industrial suburbs and the port, and is within walking distance of North Valencia rail station and 10 minutes by car from the Palacio de Congressos and 15 minutes from the beach.
AC Hotels by Marriott made its debut in Turkey with the opening of the 98-room AC Hotel Istanbul Maçka, operated under a franchise agreement with Tans Turizm ve Otelcilik A.S. In the upmarket Akaretler residential neighborhood, one kilometer from Taksim Square, the property is located on the European side of the city, close to Maçka Park and the Istanbul Congress.
Still under construction and projected to open in January 2016, the AC Hotel Herzliya in Isreal is in the central business district of Herzliya, a short drive from Tel Aviv, and adjacent to the Herzliya Business Park, which is home to multinational organizations such as Siemens and Microsoft. The property is also just meters away from Herzliya Marina and the beach.