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WIA Architectural Tour - AC Hotel Downtown Spartanburg

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Friday, June 9, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

WIA Architectural Tour - AC Hotel Downtown Spartanburg

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AC Hotels by Marriott

History:   Renowned hotelier Antonio Catalan (‘AC’) founded the brand in 1998, through his signature vision he developed one of the most well respected hotel brands in Spain. In 2011 Marriott International and AC Hotels formed a joint venture and launched AC Hotels by Marriott globally into France, Italy, Portugal, Denmark and the U.S.


Brand Overview

AC Hotels by Marriott® is an upper-moderate tier lifestyle brand elevated by design within the Marriott International, Inc., global collection of 19 brands. The brand’s design features clean, simple and crisp lines, marrying sophisticated European style with a distinctly modern feel. AC Hotels celebrates the beauty of classic modern design with a European soul and Spanish roots. The brand’s philosophy encourages each component of the hotel design and experience have a thoughtful response to “why?”. AC Hotels edits away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing guests with thoughtfully designed moments of elegance.


AC Hotel Spartanburg

AC Hotels by Marriott hotels reflect the souls of the cities in which they reside. They offer a unique combination of quality, timeless European design, comfort and true authenticity. It's a whole new way to travel. Stylish Hotels for Urban Spirits, a new way to connect to the city.


Early in the design process it was decided for this hotel to have a significant impact in the Urban planning of Spartanburg’s downtown, it would be place close to the street for an urban walkable appeal and would be 10 stories in height to server a landmark when traveling downtown.


There are 114 guest rooms (5 are suites), three Meeting rooms, 1st level bar and dining, Penthouse level bar and dining.  There is also a fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.


David M Schwarz Architects

Design Architects for the AC Hotel Spartanburg

David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS) is a design firm that sees architecture as both a service and an art. The central tenet of our work is crafting sustainable, human-centered places in stewardship of our  public realm; it is a philosophy we have studied and developed through our planning and design projects in urban environs since our founding. We established DMSAS in 1978 in Washington, DC, which is still the location of our sole design studio.


McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Architect of Record for the AC Hotel Spartanburg

McMillan Pazdan Smith is a regional, studio-based architecture, planning and interior design firm whose mission is to help clients create environments that embody their personalities, enrich their lives and enhance the quality of their community. Practicing since 1955, McMillan Pazdan Smith currently has offices throughout the Southeast in Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA.

It is an honor to be part of a landmark project for the City of Spartanburg.


DLR Group Interior Design

DLR Group believes integrated design is the practice of early collaboration in order to produce sustainable design excellence.

DLR Group was hired by the developer based on their extensive hospitality work.


OTO Development

Developer for the AC Hotel Spartanburg

OTO Development, L.L.C., take a straightforward approach to development: create lasting value. Integrating this simple mindset with world-class sponsorship and an unrivaled experience level, OTO is an elite developer of upscale select-service and extended-stay properties. 

A collective history of 530 properties (and counting) plus an exciting pipeline of projects make OTO’s developers the most experienced team in the game. This unparalleled experience, coupled with access to patient capital, makes for team nimble enough to make decisions quickly -- yet tenacious enough to see through complex projects in tough environments.


It was a treat for OTO to oversee this local project anticipated to have a significant effect on downtown Spartanburg.

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McMillan Pazdan Smith
127 Dunbar St., Spartanburg, SC 29306

Friday, June 9, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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