The first AC Hotel in the U.S.: A Marriott for Millennials

I recently toured New Orleans newest hotel – AC Hotel by Marriott. It has an air of European sophistication with innovative spaces of freedom that defines the contemporary hospitality Antonio Catalan originally conceived. It is a winner!


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The Historic Cotton Exchange Hotel in the Central Business District is getting a make-over.

It’ll be the first of it’s kind in the United States.

News with a Twist’s Kenny Lopez gets an inside look at the new AC Hotel by Marriott, which is hoping to get the attention of a younger generation:  The Millennials.

Spain and Italy already have AC Hotels, but the new AC Hotel in New Orleans is a first for our country.  The AC stands for Antonio Catalan, President of AC Hotels.

“It’s great that New Orleans is getting the first one.  We are very excited.  You really couldn’t pick a better city for a European inspired hotel,”  Melisa Kennedy, General Manager of AC Hotel, said.

The hotel’s still currently under construction in the CBD’s old Cotton Exchange Building at 221 Carondelet St.    The AC Hotel is 8 stories and…

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