by Michael J. Shapiro | April 10, 2013

 Marriott's joint venture with AC Hotels has added two recently opened properties in Western Europe: the AC Hotel Nice on the French Riviera and the AC Hotel Sant Cugat in Catelonia, Spain. The 143-room AC Hotel Nice, which opened April 1 following an extensive renovation, overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and offers three event rooms for up to 100 attendees. The 152-room AC Hotel Sant Cugat in the business district of Sant Joan offers several meeting rooms and a 24-hour multipurpose lounge. The property is in an affluent suburb with connections to Barcelona, about a half-hour away. There are now more than 80 AC Hotels by Marriott properties throughout Europe.