• AC Hotels by Marriott Introduces New Property, AC Hotel Pleasanton

     
    POSTED December 18, 2019
     
  • AC Hotels by Marriott Introduces New Property, AC Hotel Pleasanton

     
    POSTED December 18, 2019
     
  • AC Hotels by Marriott Introduces New Property, AC Hotel Pleasanton

     
    POSTED December 18, 2019
     
  • AC Hotels by Marriott Introduces New Property, AC Hotel Pleasanton

     
    POSTED December 18, 2019
     

Located in the Tri-Valley area of Northern California, AC Hotels by Marriott opened its doors to the newly imagined AC Hotel Pleasanton this past November. Conveniently situated, AC Hotel Pleasanton is in short proximity from premium shopping outlets, restaurants, nightlife and entertainment.

Formerly known as the Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel, the establishment has recently undergone a $20 million renovation, transforming the property entirely to fit the AC Hotel brand. Now available, are 171 guestrooms, lobby and lounge, 24-hour health and fitness studio, outdoor pavilion and a more than 4,500 square-foot pool deck.

“AC Hotel Pleasanton is built with a purposeful-design and spirit, and with our team’s commitment to providing thoughtfully-crafted moments and frictionless service to better elevate the guest experience so that they can then focus on what’s most important to them. From our prime location to our intuitive service and collaborative co-working and social spaces, we understand what travelers need when they come stay with us during a business trip. Embracing AC Hotels’ philosophy, we ensure that each guest has everything they need and nothing they don’t,” says Demetrius Hodge, general manager of AC Hotel Pleasanton.

With today’s business travelers in mind, AC Hotel Pleasanton offers two formal meeting spaces, the AC Meeting Room which can hold up to roughly 70 people and the Library with a smaller capacity of 14. Both meetings spaces have A/V capabilities, LCD projector, microphone, TV, portable PA system and catering options. In the mornings, guests can enjoy a European continental breakfast served from the signature AC kitchen in an open concept dining space, and socialize in the AC Lounge with a variety of wine, beer and artisanal cocktails.

“A long-awaited moment, we are delighted to welcome guests to AC Hotel Pleasanton, especially during a time when Tri-Valley continues to experience growth as a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem brings in more technology companies, venture capital firms, medical and science labs, etc. Our newly renovated property combines a timeless and thoughtful design that is true to the AC Hotel brand heritage with the beauty of Northern California’s burgeoning Tri-Valley, which offers a unique sense of place that allows both leisure and entrepreneurial-minded travelers the opportunity to slow down and uncover the beauty in the essential,” Hodge says.

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country. 

 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.