Construction of DFW AC Hotel by Marriott Nears

Checking in at an AC Hotel | Image by AC Hotels

Marriott is expected to begin construction of its fifth AC Hotels-branded venue in North Texas this spring.

The six-story property will be built on John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, according to a state filing. It bears an estimated construction cost of $18 million and is expected to open in late 2025.

AC Hotels is one of 10 “select” brands owned by Marriott. The company operates nine AC Hotels locations in Texas, including in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco.

The Irving property will feature a rooftop bar, restaurant, and meeting space, The Dallas Morning News reported. A project of Whitestone Hospitality of Irving, the AC Hotel will be built near the Toyota Music Factory, Holiday Inn, and Westin Irving Convention Center.

Separately, Marriott announced on Thursday that The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas has opened on North MacArthur Boulevard in Irving.

“The property has a 38-year-old legacy in the Dallas area and is undergoing a substantial $55 million renovation following its acquisition in 2022 through a joint venture between Trinity Investments and Partners Group,” according to the press release.

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas is on a former family ranch that includes two golf courses and is adjacent to The Nelson Sports and Golf Club.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the AC Hotel in Irving is near where Wells Fargo is building an office campus expected to house about 3,000 employees when it opens next year.

“This project is going to do wonders,” Whitestone president Dhaval Patel told the DMN. “It will only add more to the skyline and the convention center space we have.”

The newspaper also reported that Dallas-Fort Worth is the fastest-growing market for hotels in the country, with more than 175 projects in the development pipeline.

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