New Marriott Brand Added in Europe – AC Hotels by Marriott

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Starting November 8, 2011 you will be able to earn and redeem points at a new Marriott brand – AC Hotels by Marriott. The AC Hotel collection includes about 90 upscale hotels in Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Like most other Marriott hotels, you will earn 10 points per $1  on the room rate only (or 1 airline mile per $1). In addition to earning points, you will also earn Elite nights and be able to utilize Elite Marriott Rewards benefits.

I am happy to see this additional group of hotels added to the Marriott brand as it really expands their presence in Europe. There are also now a lot of locations all around the three country and not limited to only major cities. To see a list of the hotel locations, click here.

As of right now it does not look like the system incorporates the ability use points at most of the hotels. I am sure once November 8th hits, the the system will be fully up to date and hopefully other rates including, corporate rates, AAA rates, senior discounts, etc. will be included.

Comments

  1. AC is an existing hotel brand based in Spain.

    No connection to Autograph Collection aside from four top-tier hotels in AC have been rebranded as Autograph Collection.

    Autograph Collection has been growing internationally.

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