AC Hotel by Marriott

Southbank, VIC
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  • Status


  • Client

    Capital Alliance & Marriott International

  • Location

    Southbank, VIC

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  • Expertise

    Architecture, Interiors

  • Photography

    Peter Clarke, Damien Kook

  • Videography

    Veeral Patel

Nestled in a prestigious inner-city enclave, with both the CBD and Fisherman’s Bend on its doorstep, AC Hotel by Marriott brings together the very best of Melbourne living in one sculptural landmark address.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land upon which AC Hotel stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

The building has been designed to create a bold architectural presence within the Melbourne skyline. The elegantly framed glass façade geometry will be activated by LED lighting at night acting as a proud beacon for visitors and residents alike. A sculptural canopy creates an iconic entry to the AC Marriott Hotel and the 105 apartments contained within. The angular geometry of the façade gives movement to the building, with jewel-like facets reflecting the changing sunlight throughout the day – from sunrise to sunset, the building exhibits subtle colour changes.

Among the broad range of leisure facilities on offer, the hotel boasts an outdoor, infinity-edge swimming pool spanning the width of the building

True to the brand, the AC Marriott hotel features a range of collaborative spaces including the AC Lounge, a modern co-working space for creative gatherings by day and a buzzing social hub offering European-style tapas by night.
Meeting and event organisers are able to take advantage of 150m2 of space designed to welcome groups of all sizes. The hotel aims to redefine what a luxury experience really means for today’s travellers.
In the hotel rooms, the materials and finishes selected focus on quality while capturing the human desires of comfort and relaxation. The subtle layering of materiality with modern classic finishes such as natural stone tiling, warm textured timber, metal details, soft layers of drapery and brass accents all create a sense of calm with little moments of delight. The resulting atmosphere reflects the industrial warehouse scenes of South Melbourne while echoing the AC brand’s Spanish roots.
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