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Marriott International Opens First AC Hotel by Marriott in France

Marriott International, Inc. has opened its first AC Hotel by Marriott in France, the first new AC Hotel by Marriott to open since the launch of the joint venture and co-brand last year. The former Hotel Ambassadeur, located in the heart of Juan-les-Pins, has been re-branded an AC Hotel by Marriott hotel, following ambitious growth plans for the brand announced last year.

The 221-room AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan Les Pins joins the JW Marriott Hotel Cannes, which re-opened following a renovation earlier this year, the Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco, and the AC Hotel Nice, which will open in early 2013.

“We are thrilled to affirm our growing presence in this stunning region of France,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe, in an announcement. “The AC Hotels by Marriott brand already has a strong holding in Spain, Italy and Portugal, but we have been actively seeking opportunities to expand into France where we see the brand’s urban lifestyle feel fitting perfectly. We could not be more excited about the opening of this first AC Hotel by Marriott in France as we continue to expand the brand across Europe.”

Following renovation, the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes-Juan Les Pins features new designs to its reception and lobby, including a signature AC Lounge with zones to relax, work, or unwind. The property also has twenty flexible meeting rooms and is near a new convention center opening in 2013. Other amenities include both indoor and outdoor pools, a pool-side grill, and a private beach.

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