AC Hotel by Marriott Westport560 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Design Achievement - This rebranded hotel brings together a unique neighborhood and the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to attract the modern, urban guests who visit this area well known for its night life. The former Q Hotel & Spa was originally built in 1986 as an independent hotel in the historic Westport District and is surrounded by a neighborhood that has evolved into five blocks of eclectic restaurants and bars and a high-end residential area. DLR Group’s design team worked closely with the developer and the Marriott transformed the dated building into a franchised AC Hotels by Marriott. The public spaces and guest rooms of the hotel bring the high-style environment and European sophistication that the AC Hotels by Marriott brand was founded on. Simple, clean and crisp aesthetics are found throughout the hotel and appeal to the design-conscious guests.
Scope Summary – The scope of work encompassed renovations to a four-story hotel, including 123 guest rooms, and a 525 SF meeting room. He project also modernized two smaller spaces into AC Hotels by Marriott branded media salons with highly collaborative technology available for use by local businesses and visitors. The design delivers the signature elements of the brand including a lounge, fitness center, guest laundry, market, and a library which serves as a business center. DLR Group provided architecture, interior design, and engineering services.