Bethesda, MD – January 22, 2019 –
Marriott International and Noble Investment Group today announce the opening of the dual-branded AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown and Moxy Atlanta Midtown in the heart of Midtown’s thriving business and arts district. With a combined 288 rooms and suites, this is the first-ever combination of the AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels brands under one roof. These new additions mark the first Moxy Hotel in Georgia and the third AC Hotel in Atlanta (Noble’s second after the AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza).
Developed on an entire city block between 14th street and 13th street flanked by Peachtree Road and West Peachtree Road, the LEED-certified hotels are central to Midtown’s business and commerce hub. The hotels are situated a few blocks from Georgia Tech University and in the heart of the region’s arts district which include The Woodruff Arts Center (High Museum, Alliance Theatre, Symphony Hall), Museum of Design Atlanta, The Fox Theatre and The Savannah College of Art & Design.
“We are thrilled to have two of our lifestyle brands join forces in Atlanta to provide travelers with two very distinct options while visiting the city for business or leisure,” said Toni Stoeckl, Vice President, Distinctive Select Service Brands, Marriott International. “With Moxy we threw out the hotel rulebook to create a bold new hotel experience geared toward guests who are looking for shareable, experiential moments when they travel. AC Hotels are designed more for those who want a moment of respite among the hustle and bustle of the city – the opportunity to reflect in an elegant, peaceful space with frictionless service.”
AC Hotels by Marriott believes that each aspect of the hotel experience should have a thoughtful response to “why?”, editing away the unnecessary to allow guests to focus on what’s important to them. Facing 14th Street, the European-inspired AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown offers 133 rooms with sophisticated, sleek design elements; plush seating; and multifunctional workspaces. Playing off the muted palette of the interiors, the hotel showcases abstract sculptures that speak to the motion and fluidity of a dance, inspired by its location in the epicenter of the arts. Neighboring spaces such as the High Museum, Fox Theater, Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, and Krog Street Tunnel serve as the inspiration for the hotel’s “Gallery of the Arts” concept. A simple, yet sophisticated palette of mixed metals reflect the urban city of Atlanta. Tones of black, white, brass and silver art are harmonized throughout the hotel. Bold mural-style pieces, refined metals and expressive sculptural elements mingle to create movement from dance and theater performances.
Moxy Hotels boldly reinvents the select-service hotel experience, appealing to the young and the young at heart and encouraging its guests to play on. Facing 13th Street, the experiential Moxy Atlanta Midtown Hotel offers 155 rooms and communal areas with industrial features including reclaimed pallet ceilings and iron finishes. Guests will check-in at Bar Moxy and be welcomed by a complimentary cocktail, mocktail or coffee. The artwork is playful and captivating, including “Welcome Home,” a 54-foot long mural by renowned Atlanta artist, GREG MIKE, which takes center stage in the lobby. Inspired by the “True Colors” mural he painted on Atlanta’s iconic Ponce Wall in 2015, this site-specific mural features his signature large format black and white bear peering over couches.
“Both the AC and Moxy hotels have their own distinctive style and vibe which will complement and enhance Midtown Atlanta’s standing as a premiere destination for commerce, culture, education, living and visiting,” said Tim Dahlen, General Manager.
Above both hotels is High Note, a vibrant rooftop featuring pool, cabanas and bar, meeting space, state-of-the-art health and fitness and an outdoor entertaining area with firepits. Additionally, both hotels provide outstanding food and beverage service – European-style offerings from Executive Chef Jeremy Hartman at the AC, and fun naan bread specialties and kombucha on tap at the Moxy, as part of the brand’s 24/7 self-service B&F program. McKibbon Hospitality will be the operator for both hotels.
Working alongside the Midtown Alliance, the hotel has established a pedestrian connector called the Arts Walk. The hotel’s ground-level path will provide connectivity between 13th and 14th Streets while featuring installations from local artists. The Arts Walk will eventually span from 10th Street to the Woodruff Arts Center.
To learn more about the Moxy Atlanta Midtown, please visit: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-rooms/atlox-moxy-atlanta-midtown/
To learn more about the AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown, please visit: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlcn-ac-hotel-atlanta-midtown/
About Noble Investment Group
Since 1993, Noble has specialized in making value-add and income investments in upscale select service and extended-stay hotels affiliated with Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and Intercontinental. Through its private equity real estate funds, Noble has invested more than $3 billion in communities throughout the United States, creating thousands of jobs. As a fiduciary to state pensions, university endowments and foundations, Noble’s endeavors help to preserve and grow our limited partners’ capital which provides retirement benefits for our country’s teachers, policemen and firefighters as well as financial resources for students to attend college. For more information, please visit www.nobleinvestment.com
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About Moxy Hotels
Moxy Hotels is Marriott International’s new millennial-focused brand that debuted in September 2014 with the opening of the Moxy Milan. A boutique-hotel concept for the next-Gen traveler, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and warm, modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience. Moxy Hotels is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 129 countries & territories. To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
About AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new way to hotel complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts more than 125 design-led hotels in 15 countries and territories. Design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott® edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. The properties modern design for modern business include buzzing AC Lounges, 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 ac-hotels.com. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.comand follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in the company’s award-winning loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). The programs, operating under one set of unparalleled benefits, enable members to earn points toward free hotel stays, achieve Elite status faster than ever, and seamlessly book or redeem points for stays throughout our loyalty portfolio of 29 brands and more than 6,700 participating hotels in 129 countries & territories.To enroll for free or for more information about the programs, visit members.marriott.com.
About McKibbon Hospitality
Headquartered in Tampa, FL and Gainesville, Ga., McKibbon Hospitality creates memorable hospitality experiences that inspire brand and property loyalty. It’s how we’ve grown into one of the largest (and most awarded) hotel development and management companies in the country. We develop, own and manage properties across the country for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other iconic hospitality brands. From hand-picking urban sites to imagining the just-for-you details of a guest experience, from overseeing operations to bringing a brand to life, and everything in between, McKibbon shapes the ultimate hospitality experience. Visit McKibbon.com to learn more and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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