New Orleans: A Brief Look at The AC Hotel By Marriott in New Orleans

Ever since we first heard about Marriott International’s plans to import the AC Hotels brand from Europe into the United States, we’ve been incredibly curious to see the finished product. And now we have–at the AC Hotel New Orleans. #hotelnerdalldayeveryday

Since we’re still in the midst of exploring the hotel, we’re only sharing a few photos today but we’ll have more to talk about, a lot more, on Friday and Monday. So far, we can absolutely say the hotel, which was kept very well under wraps during the construction process, is hitting all the right marks.


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Philadelphia: A Funky Philly Deco Building May Be The Next Uber-Urban Address For AC Hotels by Marriott

A former film distribution center for Warner Brothers may become the new Philadelphia address for AC Hotels by Marriott.

As faithful readers of HC already know, AC Hotels originated in Spain by designer Antonio Catal?n as an urban contemporary hotel collection. Marriott announced its plans to import the brand back in June 2013, starting with AC Hotel New Orleans (which just opened), followed by Kansas City (December) and Miami (March 2015.) More locations have also been announced for Chicago, Asheville (North Carolina) and Irvine, Calif. And now Philadelphia.

The proposed Philly hotel, located at 13th and Florist Streets, is in the early planning and design stages, and an opening date has not

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Now We’re Talking: Marriott to Give Free WiFi to All Marriott Rewards Members Next Year

The reason we were all “meh” about Marriott Hotels’ wireless phone chargers a few weeks ago was simply because Marriott is still charging for WiFi up in the guest rooms. But it looks like they’ve had a change of heart because…

Marriott International will be giving all members of its Marriott Rewards program free WiF at all Marriott brands (about 3,800 hotels) starting on January 15, 205. #stunned #flabbergasted #theendishere

Here’s the official Marriott statement:


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Houston: Werk It: JW Marriott Houston Shows Off New Glam Uniforms

It’s Fashion Week in NYC but down in Houston, Texas there’s another fashion show of sorts taking place. The JW Marriott Houston Downtown, opening later this month, has just unveiled their new uniform collection for hotel associates (aka employees).

The seriously stylish collection was actually inspired by the 104-year-old Samuel F. Carter Building, which was Houston’s first skyscraper and which now houses the luxury hotel brand. A custom blouse print even features a photograph of the building taken in 1910.

David Peck USA designed the men’s and women’s line which features classic silhouettes for the ladies in the form of pencil skirts, structured jackets, sheath dresses and blouses with neckties and chiffon panels and for the men, neutral

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