AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills101 Park at North Hills Street
Design Achievement – The vibrant design of the new AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills connects travelers and local residents to the neighborhood and its many public amenities. DLR Group designers collaborated with Marriott to create a true local experience while delivering the high-style, European sophistication that defines the AC brand. The project features a unique sky lobby and amenity floor at the top of the building as its focal point. A dynamic architectural projection engages guests from the entry, running vertically along a glass elevator, and out to the trellised rooftop deck. The open plan of the amenity floor offers panoramic views of this urban mixed-use setting. Large floor to ceiling guestroom windows activate the building and give it the clean lined, refined architecture indicative of the AC Hotels by Marriott brand.
Scope Summary – The new AC Hotel Raleigh is a 7-story, 133-room urban hotel located in the heart of Raleigh’s North Hills development. The ground floor activates the street frontage with 2,000 SF of retail space, a covered drop-off, and support space for hotel operations. The design delivers the signature elements of the AC Hotels by Marriott brand including the AC Lounge, connected meeting spaces, a European breakfast and buffet, and large fitness room. The hotel also features a sky lobby concept, with ample social spaces and an outdoor roof deck. DLR Group provided architecture, interior design, engineering, energy modeling and commissioning services.