Downtown Orlando to welcome first lifestyle hotel

The design-driven AC Hotel Orlando Downtown, slated to open January 12, 2021, will usher in a new level of urban sophistication as the area’s first lifestyle hotel. This contemporary property managed by Kolter Hospitality is set to offer a true high-rise experience in the heart of the city.

Towering above Garland Avenue and spread across eight floors of Orlando’s SunTrust Plaza Building, the 180-room hotel will feature a European aesthetic inspired by AC Hotels’ signature design philosophy. The thoughtful interiors, curated for both business and leisure guests, will include a refined neutral beige color palette, underscored with darker tones and granite accents. The purposeful design incorporates clean lines, sleek furnishings, hardwood floors, ambient lighting, open closet systems and unique artwork that reflects the character of its cosmopolitan location. The spacious rooms are also equipped with a slew of modern gadgets including smart ambiance controls that adjust the temperature and lighting, HDTVs with Netflix and Hulu streaming, and several USB ports.

Motivated by consumers’ growing desire for experiential travel, the property’s collaborative spaces are fueled by its global beverage & food (B&F) program. Framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, the lobby includes contemporary artwork while the adjoining AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired culinary concept. Guests can jumpstart their day with signature butter croissants imported from France, freshly sliced prosciutto, and savory egg tarts along with seasonal fruits and granola parfaits.

Against the backdrop of boundless city views, guests at the hotel’s SkyBar Rooftop Terrace can enjoy Spanish-inspired tapas and bites, artisanal cocktails and local craft brews from its 18th floor perch. As one of only a few rooftop spaces in downtown Orlando an area celebrated for its authentic soul, live events, 19th century architecture and under-the-radar charm SkyBar is primed to stand out in “The City Beautiful.” Additionally, the bar’s flexible layout and adjacent green space can be re-arranged for corporate events and intimate, socially distanced weddings.

AC Hotel Orlando Downtown also features three indoor meeting rooms totaling more than 2,000 square feet with the latest audio/visual tech and seven configurations ideal for executive gatherings, business trainings, and social events. Rounding out the amenities are the AC Store with a selection of on-the-go snacks and an on-property fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights. For local sips and bites, guests have access to Foxtail Coffee Café, Bumby Arcade Food Hall and a ‘Grand Central Station’ style SunRail Station with routes close to Orlando’s best culinary gems.