The hotel is housed within MetWest International, a high-end, 32-acre, mixed-use development in Tampa’s thriving Westshore Business District. The hotel is a short distance from Tampa International Airport and is adjacent to International Plaza Mall, Bay Street and Tampa International Airport, which had one of the largest airport expansions in the U.S. The MetWest International mixed-use complex contains multiple restaurants and bars within steps of the hotel, as well as a variety of large corporate tenants. Nearby attractions include downtown Tampa, the Raymond James Stadium and George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Designed simply in a European style, luxurious guest rooms feature plush bedding, with an integrated work desk and a luggage bench, signature closet and 47” television. Bathrooms provide glass-enclosed showers that offer AC Hotel’s signature amenities from Gilchrist & Soames. Hotel public space is equipped with a communal table and reading section, signature lounge seating and a multimedia area. Additional amenities include a market, two media salons and a business/social events room, featuring Workspace on Demand by Marriott for online meetings at other locations. The hotel also houses a 900-plus square foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, pool and pool bar, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and 2,300 square feet of meeting space. The hotel also boasts an outdoor, 25’ x 58’ digital art installation that projects colorful, abstract imagery on the side of the hotel, creating a unique nighttime light show for passers-by.
Craft beer lovers will enjoy the hotel’s AC Lounge, serving a wide array of craft beers, specialty wines and unique cocktails. Guests and locals alike will enjoy the fine cuisine provided by the AC Kitchen, offering European-inspired breakfast with flaky croissants, savory egg tarts, Iberico prosciutto and Nespresso coffee, all at an affordable price.
“These properties are indicative of what we seek in hotel assets: ground-up development opportunities in attractive markets with multiple demand generators and a lack of new supply,” said Brent LeBlanc, Peachtree SVP. “Additionally, we continue to seek acquisition and third-party management candidates to round out our portfolio of select-, limited- and extended-stay service hotels throughout the United States. While deals are growing harder to come by, there remain ample opportunities for savvy hoteliers in this phase of the cycle.”