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AC Hotel offers the biggest meeting spaces in Capital City

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:14 AM
Exterior of AC Hotel Kingston
Exterior of AC Hotel Kingston

The design-led lifestyle hotel, AC Hotel Kingston, which recently opened its doors, is revamping the meetings and events scene in Jamaica’s capital city. With over 18,000 square feet of cutting-edge meeting and event spaces, this is the largest facility of its kind in the city.

“We are happy to be able to fill a gap in Kingston by catering to our corporate guests who are in need of ample meeting spaces all while in a chic, comfortable, and sophisticated setting,” says Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of the Sandals Resorts International and ATL Group of Companies, operator of the hotel.

Describing the setting, Stewart said the hotel was thoughtfully curated to meet the needs of design-savvy business and leisure travellers, and he and his family couldn’t be prouder to introduce this game-changing addition to their hometown, Kingston.

Located next to the BMW and MINI ­showrooms in the heart of the city’s ­metropolis, AC Hotel Kingston is the ideal spot to conduct business, said the hotel in a media release.

The meeting rooms, which draw ­inspiration from iconic Jamaican landmarks, can accommodate up to six meetings simultaneously. The spacious conference room, named Rock Steady, is able to welcome up to 600 guests for dining events, and may be split into three different conference rooms.

Blue Mountain, named in honour of Jamaica’s highest peak, is the second-largest independent meeting room and can accommodate up to 50 people at once. For intimate, ­private meetings, the Cays – Pelican Cay and Lime Cay – are identical rooms which can each accommodate up to 10 people and may be joined to double the occupancy. Each meeting space includes the latest audio-visual technology complete with seamless hospitality services.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, during a recent visit to the hotel, admitted that he anticipated that the AC Hotel would elevate the capital city and, by extension, Jamaica as the regional destination of choice for visitors and corporate events.

“We have always said that it is our dream to make Kingston the centre of the Caribbean – the centre of culture, the centre of arts and lifestyle, and entertainment – so we need facilities like these,” he stated.

Guests staying at AC Hotel Kingston may earn and redeem valuable Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Points during their stay at the property. Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott’s new travel programme launched in February 2019 to ­replace Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).

The programme offers its 130 million members an extraordinary portfolio of 30 global brands and 7,000+ hotels located in 131 countries and territories, an ­expansive list of experiences allowing members to pursue their passions while travelling or during a stay-­cation and unmatched benefits and rewards.