AC Hotel now open, bringing rooftop bar and Spanish tapas to Clearwater Beach

AC Hotel now open, bringing rooftop bar and Spanish tapas to Clearwater Beach

Rendering of the new AC Hotel

Clearwater Beach’s newest hotel is now open, bringing rooftop views and waterfront vistas to the shores of the gulf. The announcement from Concord Hospitality Enterprises shared that AC Hotel Clearwater Beach has begun welcoming guests at 395 Coronado Drive, with reservations now open for booking.

The 144-room, lifestyle-branded property is part of the European-inspired AC by Marriott line of hotels designed to provide guests with an experience-driven atmosphere. The literal crown jewel is the Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant, named Soiree, which offers guests artisan libations and fare every night, complete with 10th-floor views over the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway.


In addition to the rooftop restaurant, the AC Hotel has also opened the AC Kitchen and AC Lounge serving European-inspired breakfast by morning and tapas-style dining (and drinks) by night. The hotel also offers a library-focused workspace, and a resort-style pool with Umbra pool deck bar for lite bites and drinks. All of these complement the usual AC brand signature moments such as the European Welcome, Community Coffee, and the Lavender Turndown.

Inside the AC Kitchen, the bright and airy dining room will offer European-inspired breakfast, allowing diners to enjoy dishes such as sweet and savory egg tarts, hand-shaved prosciutto and freshly baked croissants imported from France. In the pm hours, the AC Lounge will offer a Spanish-style tapas menu alongside signature cocktails, local craft beer, and wine.

AC Hotel is celebrating its long-awaited opening with a special “Try Our New Hotel” promotion. The promotion includes 20% off standard rates, which start at approximately $259 per night based on a minimum stay of two nights, and is available through September 30, 2022. Learn more about the hotel here.

AC Hotel provides curated, elevated experience to guests

“We’re thrilled to bring the AC brand’s sophisticated and curated experience to overnight guests in Clearwater Beach,” said Mark Laport, Concord Hospitality President & CEO. “The outstanding executive team we’ve selected to manage the property will ensure the high level of guest service and signature moments for which the AC brand is widely recognized.”

AC Hotels by Marriott includes over 155 design-led hotels in more than 20 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, crafted, and considered to create a comfortable, elevated, and unobtrusive experience that lets guests maximize their travels.


The brand focuses on details and experiences that genuinely matter to provide a seamless, intuitive experience that lets travelers live life by design, not by default. The hotels feature purposefully designed signature spaces, most notably the AC Lounge®, which invite locals and travelers alike to collaborate in style during the day or enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas at night and the AC Kitchen, offering guests a European-inspired breakfast.

The sophisticated AC Guest Rooms and public spaces feature sleek furnishings, curated artwork, and intuitive technology to inspire and connect guests.

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