by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 22, 2017
Ground has been broken for Marriott's first dual-branded AC Hotels by Marriott and Moxy Hotel in Atlanta. The $70 million, five-story hotel project, which will open in 2018, will encompass the 133-room AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown and the 155-room Moxy Atlanta Midtown. Both hotels will share a top-floor deck that will feature shared meeting space with outdoor breakout space, a health and fitness center, and a rooftop pool and bar with outdoor fire pits. Full meeting space details have not yet been announced.
The project includes the creation of Arts Walk, a ground-level path that will allow hotel guests and locals to walk from 14th Street to the lively Crescent Avenue entertainment and dining district and the Woodruff Arts Center along 15th Street. The connector will eventually stretch from the Woodruff Arts Center to high-speed public transportation at the 10th Street MARTA station.
"Midtown Atlanta is the perfect place to debut this visionary, two-in-one lifestyle hotel, which will become a go-to destination for both business and leisure travelers," said Tony Capuano, Marriott's executive vice president and global chief development officer. 
"We are proud to continue to expand upon our more than 20-year partnership with Marriott with our development of the first dual-branded AC Hotel and Moxy Hotel in the world," said Mit Shah, CEO of developer Noble Investment Group. "Midtown Atlanta has become one of the best live, work, learn, stay, shop and play communities in the United States, and we are excited to bring these iconic new lifestyle brands to our hometown."