Phoenix, AZ – October 2018 – The recently opened AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore, part of the design-led European lifestyle Marriott hotel brand, announces the appointment of David Belk as General Manager and Mike Carvelo as Director of Sales & Marketing. Located in the upscale Biltmore area, the new hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Phoenix’s bustling Camelback Corridor, the premier office, retail, and entertainment destination in the city.

With more than 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, David Belk joins AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore as its General Manager by way of the AC Hotel Tempe where he served as the Director of Operations as well as Food & Beverage Director. In his tenure with the brand, Belk has assisted in opening more than 10 AC Hotels. Prior to joining Marriott, Belk honed his management skills in positions for restaurant and hospitality brands, including Spectra Hospitality, where he opened multiple casinos and restaurants, primarily for Gila River Casinos. In his new role at AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore, Belk will oversee all operational aspects of the 160-room property and ensure overall guest satisfaction.

“This opening has been highly anticipated among the Biltmore community and I’m truly looking forward to bringing the signature AC Hotels product and service to the area,” said Belk. “We have a dedicated staff and an experienced management team in place and are delighted to serve locals frequenting the Camelback Corridor, in addition to welcoming guests from around the world.”

A true passion for hospitality led Mike Carvelo to begin his career in the industry in 2005 with an operations role at the 1,600-room Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Eager to break into sales, Carvelo joined the Marriott family in 2011 and had the opportunity to work with both Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn properties. In 2016, Carvelo joined the AC Hotel Tempe before coming on board for the opening of AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore as the Director of Sales & Marketing.

“The AC brand is becoming a recognizable and popular hotel choice in the US market as it combines style, purpose and tradition,” stated Carvelo. “It’s been incredible to see the AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore come to fruition and I am proud to be part of the opening team for this exceptional new hotel.”

AC Hotel Phoenix Biltmore features the brand’s signature AC Lounge designed for collaborating and relaxing, the AC Kitchen where a popular European-style breakfast spread is served, the AC Library providing a quiet space to work, plus 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.