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The AC Hotel on West Santa Clara Street at Highway 87 opens Jan. 4, offering “Millennial-minded” guests modern rooms that emphasize time-
lessness and harmony.

“This is the first of many AC Hotels planned in California,” said General Manager Sean Hadley.  “There’s nothing like this in this market.”

The 210-room hotel – the first new hotel to open downtown since the Marriott in 2003 – emulates the boutique chain of the same name that stretches across Europe.  It is efficiently and intuitively designed with “cutting edge” systems, Hadley said.  Examples include:

  • Heating and air conditioning operates on a smart grid rabbit system allowing cold air and warmer air to flow into rooms where they are needed most
  • Temporary media salons (work rooms) in the lobby
  • Saltwater pool and outdoor fireplace
  • Carpetless flooring and European-style bath and shower
  • High-end windows silencing freeway and airplane noise
  • Laundry room for guests
  • Signature cocktails each evening
  • And, a $10,000 prosciutto-slicing machine

“The hotel is frictionless,” said Lilinda Carta-Samuels, director of sales and marketing.  “You can find everything without needing signs.” 

The hotel competes in the “lifestyle’ category that includes Aloft.  Its 55 employees are ready to serve. Visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjcac-ac-hotel-san-jose-downtown.