AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront. AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront.

The AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront by Marriott opened its door in Cape Town, just minutes from the city’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, walking distance from the Cape Town International Convention Centre and a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. This is the first AC Hotels by Marriott in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Other features include the AC Library, a quiet space lined with interesting and ever-evolving reading material tucked away from the buzz as well as a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. Located within walking distance, it also features four flexible meeting rooms and a boardroom with a total of 250 sqm of event space, boasting natural light and stunning Harbour views.

“We are delighted to open our very first AC Hotel by Marriott in Middle East and Africa in Cape Town, further strengthening our long-standing partnership with the Amdec Group. The opening of this hotel reinforces our commitment to driving growth for our lifestyle brands in South Africa in response to a continued demand from discerning travellers seeking hotels with style and functional design, while also providing unique and authentic experiences.” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director Middle East and Africa Marriott International.

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The 188 roomed hotel includes the AC Lounge, AC Kitchen, AC Market, AC Library, a fitness centre and a 250-sqm event space. The hotel also includes green initiatives such as desalination plant, population sensor lighting that saves power, heat pumps to supply hot water that eliminates the use of heat elements, and biodegradable straws and packaging.

“In the age in which we live, we simply cannot ignore that our precious natural resources are being depleted faster and faster, before we’re even able to identify replacements or alternative methods. At AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront, we are committed to introducing green initiatives to help save our planet and conserve it for future generations,” said Michael Liffmann, general manager of AC Hotels Cape Town Waterfront.

James Wilson, the Amdec Group CEO said that the Group has paved the way for Marriott International’s growth plans in South Africa, helping to open up new markets for Marriott around the world.

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront is a significant addition to Marriott International’s fast-growing portfolio in South Africa. Protea Hotels by Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Autograph Collection, Westin and Sheraton are some of the other brands that are already present in South Africa.