Liberty Center to Feature World-Class AC Hotel by Marriott
By: Mark Winter
Hotel to open in conjunction with Liberty Center in Fall 2015
Cincinnati, OH – Steiner + Associates announced today that Liberty Center, the $350 million mixed-use project being co-developed with Bucksbaum Retail Properties, will open the newest AC Hotels by Marriott location in fall 2015. The announcement was made by Steiner + Associates’ CEO Yaromir Steiner.
Founded in Spain, each AC Hotel unites a sleek, sophisticated, cosmopolitan look with the latest in technology and the best in amenities that travelers expect from a Marriott brand.
“We are proud to be working with Raymond Management Company, one of the Midwest’s preeminent hoteliers, to bring a sophisticated, global brand to a world-class project in Butler County,” said Steiner. “From the beginning, our goal for this project was to bring best-in-class tenants, whether we were discussing the cinema, retail anchors or hotels. AC Hotels by Marriott certainly fits that criteria and anyone who visits our project, for business or pleasure will appreciate the style and amenities.”
While hotel specifics are still in the planning stages, it is expected to feature approximately 130 rooms, 3,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a second floor pool, and a library that serves as a business center. In the lobby, the AC Lounge will offer guests a full breakfast buffet. The hotel will also feature light meal choices in addition to offering cocktails, craft beers, and fine wines. The hotel will include a number of patio and balcony spaces overlooking the town square further uniting the hotel with its surroundings.
“We are excited to be working with two great partners in Raymond Management Company and Steiner + Associates,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president of AC Hotels by Marriott. “Both are known for extraordinary attention to detail in design and execution. Liberty Center is a great place to showcase the unique design and great service associated with our brand.”
The AC Hotels by Marriott concept was launched in Europe in 2011 as a joint venture between Marriott International and Spain’s AC Hotels. The brand has a portfolio of nearly 80 hotels in Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France which together have almost 8,500 rooms. In the US, there are plans for AC hotels in locations like Miami, New York City and New Orleans.
Liberty Center, located at the I-75 and SR 129 interchange, will feature more than 800,000 square feet of retail, more than 75,000 square feet of office space and approximately 220 residential units, spanning 64 acres. Last year, Steiner and Bucksbaum announced that Dillard’s would be building a two-story flagship location as one of the anchor tenants for Liberty Center. Cobb Theatres will also be bringing their lauded CineBistro, dine-in concept to the project.
“As of today, the retail component of Liberty Center is more 50 percent committed and the project is on track for a Fall 2015 opening,” said Steiner.
For more information about the project, please visit www.liberty-center.com.
To download a rendering of the hotel, click below.
About Steiner + Associates
Founded in 1993, Steiner + Associates has built, developed, leased and managed more than $1.7 billion of projects comprising 7.4 million square feet of retail and mixed-use space. Operating from the firm’s corporate offices at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio, Steiner’s award-winning development team is focused on creating sustainable and high-performing mixed-use environments. For more information, visit www.steiner.com.