MONTREAL

AC Hotels by Marriott debuted in Canada with the opening of AC Hotel Montreal Centre-Ville. The property is located in the heart of downtown, near the Quartier des Spectacles, the city's convention center.

The hotel is two city blocks from Old Montreal.

"We are delighted to welcome AC Hotels by Marriott's first Canadian property to Montreal," said Don Cleary, president, Marriott International, Canada. "AC Hotel Montreal Centre-Ville remains true to the brand's philosophy, which centers on creating thoughtfully designed moments that remind [travelers to] slow down."

AC Hotel Montreal Centre-Ville is a newly constructed hotel managed by RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc. and is located on the first twelve floors of a 35-story dual-use high-rise that also includes luxury apartments.

The hotel has been designed with creative, well-traveled, entrepreneurial spirits in mind, and will cater to those who are constantly on the go through its sophisticated European inspired aesthetic, innovative beverage and food programming and intuitive service.

The property offers 169 guest rooms with hardwood floors, large walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling windows.

"Our guests will be delighted to rest, dine and work in contemporary surroundings, in a prime city center location, steps from major festivals and prestigious business addresses", said Marc Varadi, vice president of Development at RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc.

Additional features offered at AC Hotel Montreal Centre-Ville include AC Kitchen, home to a European-inspired breakfast selection; La Palma, a restaurant on the lobby level serving Mediterranean cuisine by Chef David Capel; AC Lounge, a communal space; and a pool located on the 12th floor with a view of Old Montreal.

The hotel's 5,900 square feet of meeting space features 19-foot high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer an abundance natural light, and can accommodate 10 to 150 guests.