Missoula, Mont. – April 5, 2021 – AC Hotels, the modern, design-driven brand from Marriott, welcomed its first property to Montana, the AC Hotel Missoula Downtown. Located in the heart of downtown Missoula among the tree-lined streets and riverfront paths, on the corner of Main and Pattee Street, the newly-constructed property brings an elevated and harmonious guest experience centered on authentic service. The AC Hotel Missoula Downtown is managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the leading, global, third-party hotel management company.

Modern Design with Nature-Based Elements

AC Hotels by Marriott is an internationally recognized hotel designed for the creative, well-traveled, entrepreneurial spirits who appreciate the oasis of a well-designed hotel that allows them to welcome moments of tranquility, be present, and make connections. The AC Hotel Missoula Downtown merges the brand’s Spanish roots with the essence of Missoula by showcasing locally-made art pieces curated from Radius Art Gallery that emphasize the geologic nature-based concept of the hotel while also highlighting the character of its urban downtown location.

Designed by SERA Architects, the new property successfully marries the European hotel soul to the casualness of its Downtown Missoula surroundings, speaking to the business traveler. The custom-designed interior spaces are inspired by human and animal traffic patterns across the natural landscape and are executed through materials referencing the local landscapes. A sophisticated, neutral finish palette becomes the backdrop for textural explorations: vertical wood tambour with integrated lighting creates the illusion of paths that traverse from the wall to the ceiling; ceiling baffles above reception and the bar imitate the movement of the water and elegant stone intermingles with metal and glass to create a glowing, polished geode at the bar.

“We are so excited to welcome guests to the first AC Hotel in Montana right here in the heart of Downtown Missoula,” said Lacy DeQuattro, Area Director of Sales and Marketing for the Missoula Downtown Marriott Hotels. “Downtown Missoula is so genuinely welcoming and has an effortless way of pulling you into the present moment. There is a beautiful synergy between our AC Hotel and our city that creates an experience I believe our AC guests and locals will look forward to time and time again.”

Stay Experience and Beverage & Food

The AC Hotel Missoula Downtown features 105 thoughtfully designed guest rooms distributed over six floors. Each guest room has a 55-inch flat-screen SMART television with access to streaming content, an integrated work desk, seating area, and a sleek bathroom featuring rainfall showerheads and Korres amenities. The property also features 935 square feet of high-tech meeting space for up to 65 people. Additional amenities include a 24/7 state-of-the-art fitness studio, valet parking for hotel guests and visitors who need parking to access the downtown area, and complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby and public spaces.

The modern, open lobby space showcases a collection of inviting furnishings and offers an innovative beverage and food program within the AC Lounge. The bar menu features expertly-made signature cocktails and a nightly ritual unique to this location, in addition to local microbrews and craft beers, a globally-inspired selection of wines, and a menu of small plates and locally sourced treats. Created by F&B Manager Jennifer Engle, the signature AC Lounge Ritual cocktail, The Josephine Doody, features Glacier Distillery’s Josephine’s Moonshine.

The 7R Bar, located on the rooftop of the AC Hotel, is slated to open in early Summer 2021 and will be the premier public rooftop bar in Missoula. Guests will be able to enjoy the entire beverage and food menus while taking in impressive views of downtown Missoula and the surrounding scenic landscape.

The AC Kitchen serves an elevated, European-inspired breakfast spread with a selection of freshly baked croissants from the local Le Petit Bakery, Spanish egg tarts, freshly sliced artisan prosciutto from a signature Berkel slicer, Nespresso coffee, and more.

The Community

Known as the “Garden City” for its lush, green landscape, Missoula is a center for education and home to the University of Montana and a thriving urban environment for retail, restaurants, bars, music, arts, and more. AC Hotel Missoula Downtown is a 10-minute drive from Missoula International Airport and a 3-minute drive from the University of Montana, and close to many other cultural attractions. The property is perfectly situated between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and offers easy access to local trails and rivers.

The AC Hotel Missoula Downtown follows guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization for COVID-19. In 2020, Marriott created the Marriott Cleanliness Council as part of their commitment to providing guests with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols. Face coverings are required for all guests and employees in all indoor public areas.

AC Hotel Missoula Downtown is located at 175 N. Pattee St., Missoula, Montana 59802. For more information on AC Hotel Missoula Downtown, visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/msoac-ac-hotel-missoula-downtown/.