Cleveland’s first AC Hotel opens at Pinecrest, with European flair

 Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer

Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer

By Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer | Posted August 29, 2018 at 09:15 AM on cleveland.com

AC Hotel opens at Pinecrest

Greater Cleveland’s newest hotel comes with a complimentary glass of cava and a view of Shake Shack.

The region’s first AC Hotel opened this week at Pinecrest, the new mixed-use development in Orange Village. The 145-room hotel is located on four floors of new construction, above high-end clothier Vineyard Vines and other ground-floor retail.

 The AC Lounge, serving cocktails and small plates. (Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer)

The AC Lounge, serving cocktails and small plates. (Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer)

It’s the first AC for Northeast Ohio, part of the Marriott chain, with a contemporary, European flair.

The brand was founded in 1998 in Spain by Antonio Catalan (“AC”), who partnered with Marriott in 2011. Since then, the hotel chain has expanded quickly in the United States, with 54 hotels in 24 states. In Ohio, there are two in the Cincinnati area, and one outside of Columbus, in Dublin.

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