TAMPA, Florida — Officials of the PRISA Group have announced the grand opening of the newly constructed, 175-room AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa/Airport – Westshore.
The hotel offers 2,300 square feet of meeting space, and its public space is equipped with a communal table and reading section, signature lounge seating and a multimedia area. Additional amenities include a market, two media salons and a business/social events room that features workspace for online meetings at other locations.
The hotel also houses a 900-plus-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, a pool and pool bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. It boasts an outdoor digital art installation that projects colorful abstract imagery on the side of the hotel, creating a unique nighttime light show for passers-by.
“This marks the first of three Marriott-branded hotels we are opening in Florida, including an under-construction, dual-branded SpringHill Suites/Residence Inn in Orlando at the Mall of Millenia, and we remain bullish on the market,” said Federico Stubbe, PRISA president and CEO. “We now own the newest design-focused lifestyle product on the market, a key driver for both business and leisure travelers who want something beyond the typical hotel stay.”
The hotel is housed within MetWest International, a high-end, 32-acre mixed-use development in Tampa’s Westshore Business District. The hotel is a short distance from Tampa International Airport and is adjacent to International Plaza Mall, Bay Street and Tampa International Airport, which is now undergoing one of the largest airport expansions in the United States. The MetWest International mixed-use complex contains multiple restaurants and bars within steps of the hotel, as well as a variety of large corporate tenants.
Craft beer lovers will enjoy the hotel’s AC Lounge, which serves a wide array of craft beers, specialty wines and unique cocktails. Guests and locals alike will enjoy the fine cuisine provided by the AC Kitchen, which offers European-inspired breakfast with flaky croissants, savory egg tarts, Iberico prosciutto and Nespresso coffee, all at an affordable price.