Nov102011

AC Hotels integrates into Marriott Rewards with free night offer

AC Hotels is the 13th hotel brand in Marriott International and now is fully integrated in Marriott Rewards adding 86 hotels for hotel loyalty members. This is a joint venture partnership between AC Hotels headquartered in Madrid, Spain that signed on with Marriott at the beginning of 2011. Nearly all the AC Hotels are in Spain with 10 hotels in Italy and two in Portugal. Some of the former AC Hotels are branded as Marriott’s upscale boutique Autograph Collection.

 

Free Night Offer for Category 1-4 Reward Certificate

The November 8, 2011 Marriott Press Release mentions guests at an AC Hotel who sign up for Marriott Rewards will automatically be registered for a promotion for two stays earns one free night certificate at a Category 1 to 4 hotel. The second stay can be at any Marriott brand hotel including AC Hotels. I have not located the promotion link yet.

 

15% Discount at select AC Hotels through January 8, 2012 (Promo Code: ADV)

There is also a special 15% discount for 7 or 14 day advance purchase prepaid rates through January 8, 2012.

Marriott promotion for 15% off AC Hotels through January 8, 2012.

Here is Marriott’s press release description of the AC Hotel brand.

AC Hotels by Marriott reflect the modern urban lifestyle with hotels featuring a  unique blend of quality, comfort, design and technology. All AC Hotels by Marriott welcome guests with their signature AC Lounge, offering complimentary Wi-Fi in public spaces and providing a great place to relax, work or unwind with a drink or snack. Guestrooms in AC Hotels by Marriott feature a contemporary look and feel with crisp white bedding, gleaming wood floors, modern bathrooms and free mini-bar.

Free mini bar is another feature of AC Hotels.

Do any readers first hand experience and details of the AC Hotels free mini-bar benefit?

 

Marriott Platinum members can choose a welcome gift of 250 Marriott Rewards points or a Food & Beverage amenity.

 

Marriott Rewards hotel category list of AC Hotels in Spain, Italy and Portugal.

The good news is most hotels are category 2 at 10,000 points, category 3 at 15,000 points or category 4 at 20,000 points for a free night at AC Hotels. There are a few higher tier AC Hotels. The listing below is sorted by geography, not alphabetical.

Category 7 AC Hotels are 35,000 points per reward night; 5th night free (140,000 points).

1. Baqueira, Spain – AC Baqueira Ski Resort, Autograph Collection

2. Madrid, Spain – AC Palacio Del Retiro, Autograph Collection

3. Madrid, Spain – AC  Santo Mauro, Autograph Collection

 

Category 6 AC Hotels are 30,000 points per reward night; 5th night free (120,000 points).

4. Granada, Spain – AC Palacio De Santa Paula, Autograph Collection

 

Category 5 AC Hotels are 25,000 points per reward night; 5th night free (100,000 points).

5. Florence, Italy  Firenze- AC Hotel Firenze

6. Milan, Italy  Milano- AC Hotel Milano

7. Barcelona, Spain – AC Hotel Barcelona Forum

8. Barcelona, Spain – AC Hotel Irla

9. Barcelona, Spain – AC Hotel Sants

10. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Recoletos

 

Category 4 AC Hotels at 20,000 points per night; 5th night free reward at 80,000 points.

11. Torino, Italy – AC Hotel Torino

12. Palma de Mallorca, Spain – AC Hotel Ciutat de Palma

13. Barcelona, Spain – AC Hotel Victoria Suites

14. Barcelona, Spain – L’Hospitalet de Llobregat- AC Hotel Som

15. Cordoba, Spain – AC Hotel Córdoba

16. Cordoba, Spain – AC Hotel Córdoba Palacio

17. Huelva – Cartaya, Spain – AC Hotel Nuevo Portil Golf

18. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Aitana

19. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Atocha

20. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Carlton Madrid

21. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Cuzco

22. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Los Vascos

23. Malaga, Spain – AC Hotel Málaga Palacio

24. Ourense – Allariz, Spain – AC Hotel Vila de Allariz

25. Pontevedra – Vigo- AC Hotel Palacio Universal

 

Category 3 AC Hotels at 15,000 points per night; 5th night free reward at 60,000 points.

26. Bologna, Italy – AC Hotel Bologna

27. Brescia, Italy – AC Hotel Brescia

28. Genova, Italy – AC Hotel Genova

29. Pisa, Italy – AC Hotel Pisa

30. Lisbon, Portugal – Lisboa- AC Hotel Lisboa

31. Porto, Portugal – AC Hotel Porto

32. La Línea de la Concepción, Spain – AC Hotel La Linea

33. Tudela, Spain – AC Hotel Ciudad de Tudela

34. Alicante – AC Hotel Alicante

35. Gava, Spain (Barcelona)- AC Hotel Gava Mar

36. Burgos, Spain – AC Hotel Burgos

37. Gerona, Spain – AC Hotel Palau de Bellavista

38. Granada, Spain – AC Hotel Granada

39. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain – AC Hotel Gran Canaria

40. Leon – Ponferrada, Spain – AC Hotel Ponferrada

41. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Avenida De America

42. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Madrid Feria

43. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Monte Real

44. Sevilla, Spain – AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla

45. Tarragona, Spain – AC Hotel Tarragona

46. Toledo, Spain – AC Hotel Ciudad de Toledo

47. Valencia, Spain – AC Hotel Valencia

48. Valladolid – Arroyo de la Encomienda, Spain – AC Hotel Palacio de Santa Ana

 

Category 2 AC Hotels are 10,000 points per night; 5th night free is 40,000 points.

49. Padova, Italy – AC Hotel Padova

50. Arezzo, Italy – AC Hotel Arezzo

51. Vicenza, Italy – AC Hotel Vicenza

52. Alcala de Henares, Spain – AC Hotel Alcalá de Henares

53. Algeciras, Spain – AC Hotel Algeciras

54. Jerez de la Frontera, Spain – AC Hotel Jerez

55. Oviedo, Spain – AC Hotel Oviedo Forum

56. Pamplona, Spain – AC Hotel Ciudad de Pamplona

57. Pamplona, Spain- AC Hotel Zizur Mayor

58. Sevilla, Spain- AC Hotel Sevilla Torneo

59. Vitoria, Spain- AC Hotel General Alava

60. A Coruna, Spain – AC Hotel A Coruna

61. Alicante Alcoy, Spain – AC Hotel Ciutat d’Alcoi

62. Elche, Spain – AC Hotel Elche

63. Elda, Spain – AC Hotel Elda

64. Almeria Almeria, Spain – AC Hotel Almeria

65. Avila Gijon, Spain – AC Hotel Gijon

66. Badajoz Badajoz, Spain – AC Hotel Badajoz

67. Barcelona Martorell, Spain – AC Hotel Martorell

68. Castellon, Spain – AC Hotel Castellon

69. Cuenca, Spain – AC Hotel Cuenca

70. Guadalajara, Spain – AC Hotel Guadalajara

71. Huelva, Spain – AC Hotel Huelva

72. La Rioja – Logroño, Spain – AC Hotel La Rioja

73. Leon, Spain – AC Hotel Leon San Antonio

74. Lleida, Spain – AC Hotel Lleida

75. Madrid Arganda del Rey, Spain – AC Hotel Arganda

76. Coslada, Spain – AC Hotel Coslada Aeropuerto

77. Getafe, Spain – AC Hotel Getafe

78. Madrid, Spain – AC Hotel Aravaca

79. Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain – AC Hotel La Finca

80. Rivas Vaciamadrid, Spain – AC Hotel Rivas Vaciamadrid

81. San Sebastián de los Reyes, Spain – AC Hotel San Sebastián de los Reyes

82. Murcia, Spain – AC Hotel Murcia

83. Palencia, Spain – AC Hotel Palencia

84. Sevilla, Spain – AC Hotel Sevilla Forum

85. Zamora, Spain – AC Hotel Zamora

86. Zaragoza, Spain – AC Hotel Zaragoza Los Enlaces

 

We will be able to gauge the health of Spain relative to the U.S. with the rise or fall of hotel properties after this initial categorization for 2011 in Marriott Rewards.

Related Loyalty Traveler Post: AC Hotels by Marriott offers extensive Spain coverage (March 27, 2011)

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. AC Milano is great. I stayed last year and had a great experience. It’s very much like a Kimpton in style and atmosphere. I would stay there again.

  2. Nice list! Very helpful! I’m going to Spain in March and I just got the Chase Marriott CC with 70,000 points and free night cert

  3. We are staying in the AC Hotel in Vigo, Spain right now. The free mini bar includes water, sodas and beer. No snacks. There is no separate executive lounge, but the lobby lounge area offers a full cocktail bar which is also free.

  4. we stayed at the AC Hotel in Genoa, italy, were pgraded to a suite( gold selite statue), minibar softdrinks, juice, water, very nice breakfast for italian standards, then at the AC in Florence which is a perfect location for Florence!!! a 10 to 15 minute walk along the river to all of the sights, garage parking is cheaper than on the parking lot( city owned), the best breakfsat we had, minbar, as above, the AC in Arezzo about 60 kms southeast ofFlorence … well, out of the rally nice town in an industrial area, rooms are ok, there is a steam bath, breakfast horrible( cheap stuff, noninterested servers) wouldn’t go again, AC Bologna, great location between fairgrounds and city center, minibar, as obove, great breakfast, really good for a stay in that wonderful area. The AC in Brescia was on our list, but we couldn’t make it, at least we can say, that the location is great, just a short stroll into the old part of the city….

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