by Andrea Doyle | January 19, 2019
The dual-branded AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown and Moxy Atlanta Midtown, in the heart of the city's business and arts district, has opened with a combined 288 rooms. This is the first-ever combination of the AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotels brands under one roof. In addition, this is the first Moxy Hotel to open in Georgia and the third AC Hotel in Atlanta.
Developed on an entire city block between 13th and 14th streets and flanked by Peachtree and West Peachtree roads, the LEED-certified hotels are central to midtown's business and commerce hub, a few blocks from Georgia Tech University and the heart of the region's arts district. The latter includes the Woodruff Arts Center (comprising the High Museum, the Alliance Theatre and Symphony Hall), the Museum of Design Atlanta, the Fox Theatre and the Savannah College of Art & Design.
 
"We are thrilled to have two of our lifestyle brands join forces in Atlanta to provide travelers with two very distinct options while visiting the city for business or leisure," said Toni Stoeckl, vice president of distinctive select-service brands for Marriott International. "With Moxy, we threw out the hotel rulebook to create a bold new experience geared toward guests who are looking for shareable, experiential moments when they travel. AC Hotels are designed more for those who want a moment of respite among the hustle and bustle of the city -- the opportunity to reflect in an elegant, peaceful space with frictionless service."
 
Facing 14th Street, the European-inspired AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown offers 133 guest rooms with sleek design elements, plush seating and multifunctional workspaces. The hotel showcases dance-themed abstract sculptures and part of its "Gallery of the Arts" concept.
 
Facing 13th Street, the experiential Moxy Atlanta Midtown Hotel has 155 rooms and communal areas with industrial features including reclaimed pallet ceilings and iron finishes. The artwork is playful and includes "Welcome Home," a 54-foot-long mural by renowned Atlanta artist Greg Mike, which takes center stage in the lobby.
 
"Both the AC and Moxy hotels have their own distinctive style and vibe which will complement and enhance Midtown Atlanta's standing as a premier destination for commerce, culture, education, living and visiting," said Tim Dahlen, general manager of both properties
 
Above both properties is High Note, a vibrant rooftop area featuring a pool, cabanas and a bar, along with meeting space, state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities and an outdoor entertaining area with fire pits. The Moxy has 7,143 square feet of its own event space in six rooms, and the AC Hotel has 6,604 square feet for events over eight rooms.
 

Food-and-beverage options include European-style offerings from executive chef Jeremy Hartman at the AC, and fun bread specialties and kombucha on tap at the Moxy, as part of the brand's 24/7 self-service B&F program. Working alongside the Midtown Alliance, the dual hotel has established a pedestrian connector between 13th and 14th streets called the Arts Walk, featuring installations from local artists. The path eventually will run from 10th Street to the Woodruff Arts Center.

"Atlanta is thrilled to welcome another AC Hotel to the city, along with our first Moxy property in Midtown - the city's arts and culture district." said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. "The brand's unique options add to the destination's hotel portfolio and its accessibility to MARTA makes navigating the city a breeze for travelers."