AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino Set to Open December 17 as the South Bay’s Newest and Most Sophisticated Business and Leisure Travel Destination

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The new upscale, boutique-style property will open with special packages including Drinks + Ink, which features body art from a local Sunnyvale tattoo shop

Sunnyvale, CA, December 17, 2018 – Silicon Valley is getting a new destination for business and leisure travelers as AC Hotel by Marriott Sunnyvale Cupertino first opens its doors to the public on December 17, 2018. During the initial opening period, the hotel will offer discounted rates based on availability and finalize its ongoing programming, which will be unveiled in January, including a local resident-targeted happy hour and entertainment in the lobby.

Located in the heart of Sunnyvale at 597 E El Camino Real, the hotel is conveniently situated near restaurants, arts and cultural attractions, top tech and global companies, sporting venues, and is just nine miles from the San Jose International Airport. AC Hotels is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International global portfolio, catering to the creativity and passions of travelers with an entrepreneurial spirit. AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino is the first property in the Bay Area to be introduced by owner T2 Hospitality and managed by Evolution Hospitality.

“We are very excited to officially open our doors and unveil this gorgeous property as the first of several new AC Hotels we are building and servicing in the Bay Area,” said Mike Lerman, General Manager, AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino, Evolution Hospitality. “We’ve really enjoyed getting to know the Sunnyvale community, and are thrilled to partner with some amazing local organizations and businesses both at opening and continuing forward.”

Opening Packages
AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino is offering three distinct opening packages that cater to different types of travelers. For the adventurous guest, the Drinks + Ink Package kicks off with happy hour cocktails and a consultation with the tattoo artist in the AC Lounge. Guests can choose between a palm-sized color or black and grey tattoo from local shopThe Vale Tattoo. The package also includes car service to/from The Vale Tattoo, breakfast for two, overnight parking for one car, and a recovery kit that includes four craft beers, local snacks, lotion and soap to care for their new artwork. Guests also receive a framed, color rendering of the tattoo design to take home and display. The package starts at $519 plus tax.

In addition to Drinks + Ink, AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino will be offering other opening packages such as the “Salud to the Weekend!” leisure package, which includes complimentary drinks and parking. The package starts at $189 plus tax and is available weekends through August 2019. With the Bonus Points Package, guests receive 5,000 additional Marriott Rewards points when they stay Sunday-Thursday through May 2019. The stay also includes: complimentary European-inspired breakfast for one and wi-fi access. The bonus points package starts at $239 plus tax.

Next-Gen Style & Signature Design
AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino pays homage to the old orchard fields in Sunnyvale with custom orchard branch art at reception, and brings the orchard feeling through the use of natural materials and a variety of textures. Clean lines and subtle tones throughout the property’s guest rooms and public spaces reflect a modern style which nods to Silicon Valley’s agrarian roots as well as its current role as a global innovation center.

With 2,454 square feet of clean, purposeful common space, the property also includes an Innovation Lab, an 815-square foot distinct, inspiring meeting space featuring a boardroom table that converts to ping pong table after your meeting, plus a tech-enabled 85” TV that encourages creative gatherings and an adjacent outdoor patio. Meeting options also include AC’s signature Media Salon, a smaller, fully equipped media room for video conferencing and strategy sessions.

A subtle technological theme is present as a supplement to the engaging service at the hotel. This is brought to life with robotic movement of housekeeping items, as well as robotic amenity and food delivery to guest rooms. Additionally, the hotel’s signature cocktail, Sunnyvale, Then & Now, will feature a “spherification” technique that is showcased every evening in the bar area at 5pm. Technology is evident even in the guest communication tools, such as Kallpod service request devices in the lounge area.

AC Lounge & AC Kitchen
During the day, hotel guests and locals can meet and mingle in the inviting indoor and outdoor AC Lounge space designed with the entrepreneurial spirit in mind. As day transitions into night, guests can enjoy local wine and craft beers, specialty wines sourced from around the world, or expertly made signature cocktails from Beverage & Food Manager John Tran, like the Sunnyvale, Then & Now (Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, Cherry Heering, Lustau Palo Cortado Sherry, Lustau Vermut Rojo). The stylish bar within the AC Lounge provides an opportunity for guests to relax, unwind and bond with a refined selection of tapas-style small bites, such as the Catalonian Toast (toasted bread with garlic, vine-ripened tomato, extra virgin olive oil, and sea salt). The AC Kitchen offers an elevated, European-inspired continental breakfast, including the Berkel slicer, an AC Hotels staple, which will offer guests hand-cut meats including artisanal La Quercia Prosciutto.

“Both our guests and Sunnyvale locals will enjoy the bar program at the AC Lounge. It’s not only a great place to grab a drink before dinner, but also a gathering place for the community,” said John Tran, Beverage & Food Manager, AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino. “We’ve taken great care to highlight some fantastic local producers, such as Camino Brewing, on our bar menu, while also staying true to the AC Hotel brand’s Spanish roots with items like the Aqua de Valencia.”

For more information about meeting, dining, or staying at AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino, please visit www.Marriott.com/SJCAN.

About AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the AC Hotel Sunnyvale Cupertino offers a refreshingly elegant and thoughtful experience for the modern business traveler. Easily accessible to nearby towns including Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and San Jose, yet tucked away from the daily hustle and bustle, the property is a sophisticated oasis for locals and business travelers alike. The property combines AC Hotel’s Spanish roots and European soul with the authentic, local vibe of Sunnyvale and its surrounding neighborhoods. Designated as a LEED Silver Certified hotel, the property features 183 guest rooms and suites distributed over 5 floors and includes 2,454 square feet of intimate, creative meeting space. Guests will enjoy onsite, underground parking and a sophisticated patio experience with an outdoor fireplace, ping pong table, and lounge seating.

The hotel is located at 597 E El Camino Real in Sunnyvale near the northern border of San Jose, just minutes away from Levi’s Stadium, Shoreline Amphitheater, Great America, CalTrain, and some of the world’s most innovative companies, including Google, Amazon, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit www.Marriott.com/SJCAN.

AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels by Marriott is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International global portfolio of 19 brands. The brand currently offers a portfolio of more than 125 hotels in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, France and the United States. Growth plans include more than 40 hotels set to open within the next three years throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America. AC Hotels by Marriott debuted its first U.S. location in November 2014 in the iconic Cotton Exchange Building in New Orleans, followed by AC Hotel® Kansas City in March 2015, AC Hotel® Washington D.C. at National Harbor in April 2015, AC Hotel® Chicago Downtown in May 2015, and AC Hotel Miami Beach in June 2015. For more information, visit http://achotels.marriott.com.

About Marriott
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

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