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Simon to bring AC Hotels by Marriott to Phipps Plaza


Indianapolis - Simon and Noble Investment Group, a real estate private equity firm, which specializes in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector, have launched a joint venture that will bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Phipps Plaza, a luxury shopping destination located in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

AC Hotels by Marriott is an upper moderate tier lifestyle brand within the Marriott International, Inc. global collection of 18 brands. The brand features simple, clean and crisp lines, marrying sophisticated European style with approachable design for a distinct and modern feel. Adjacent to Nordstrom at Phipps Plaza, the AC by Marriott Buckhead will be the brand's first hotel in Atlanta, and is scheduled to open in January 2016.

The AC by Marriott Buckhead will offer 166 rooms and suites and a variety of amenities including the AC Lounge, 2,500-sq-ft. of flexible meeting space, the AC Library, health and fitness, an indoor pool and complimentary wireless Internet throughout the hotel.

"The combination of superior hospitality and luxury retail is an exciting way to enhance the total Phipps Plaza experience," said David Contis, president of Simon Malls. "Guests of the forthcoming AC Hotels by Marriott will enjoy close access to the wonderful array of high-end shopping and designer brands that Phipps Plaza offers."

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