• AC Hotel Bloomington Mall of America Soon to Join South Loop

     
    POSTED January 29, 2017
     

AC Hotels by Marriott will open their second Minnesota property in Bloomington at Mall of America in  mid-February 2017. 

The five-story AC Hotel Bloomington Mall of America—owned and operated by Terratron Inc. —has a modern vibe with Spanish roots and a European spirit. It includes 148 guest rooms and more than 730 square feet of meeting space. Guests can make use of the signature AC Lounge and Bar, Library, and Market, collaborative media salons, boardroom and a 24/7 fitness center. The hotel proudly reflects the local soul of Bloomington and is conveniently nestled between the Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

“We were an early believer in the AC Hotels Brand and how strongly travelers would embrace the AC aesthetic and concept.” says David Peters, owner, Terratron Inc. “From the European style of the rooms and public spaces to the distinctive food and beverage offerings—AC Hotels stands out from the typical North American lodging options.  It’s where I want to stay when I travel.”

AC Hotel Bloomington Mall of America will feature a variety of local brands, products and art, including a historic sculpture from Austrian artist Herbert Bayer and original paintings by local artist Patrick Pryor. The property is part of a multipurpose development that includes covered parking, adjacent full service restaurant, additional retail and a public plaza. 

The hotel is AC Hotels by Marriott’s 12th property in North America (fifth in the Midwest) following the brand’s debut in New Orleans, Kansas City and Washington D.C. It boasts as a facet of a growing portfolio of nearly 100 hotels expected to open in the next few years globally.

“Located in the heart of this growing South Loop District, AC Hotel Bloomington Mall of America is situated perfectly for travelers looking to experience the best of what this area has to offer,” says Benoit Racle, global brand director, AC Hotels. “Within the hotel we are proud of our museum-quality art, which provides our guests with thoughtfully designed moments of beauty both within the public spaces and the guestroom.”

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