MERRIMAN ANDERSON ARCHITECTS TO LEAD DESIGN
North Texas-based developer Jackson-Shaw started construction on the 252-room, 16-story AC Hotel Fort Worth in the city’s downtown area. When the property opens in the fall of 2020, it will be the first AC Hotel by Marriott to debut in Tarrant County, Texas.
Merriman Anderson Architects is handling design for the project. The focal point of the hotel will be the AC Lounge, which provides a communal space with a full bar and tapas. A third-party leased full-service restaurant will be housed on the first floor.
“We believe the hotel’s classic modern design, with its European soul and Spanish roots, will strongly complement the distinctive legacy and stylish sensibilities of downtown Fort Worth,” says Michele Wheeler, Jackson-Shaw president and chief operating officer. “Our company has deep roots in Tarrant County, including our Parc North urban industrial development and Chisholm Springs residential development. So, we’re thrilled that the AC Hotel will soon be part of Fort Worth’s vibrant cultural scene with its world-class performance venues, theaters, art galleries and festivals.”