SPARTANBURG, SC—Construction is underway on the AC Hotel by Marriott Naples in Southwest Florida. AC Hotel Naples is the hospitality component of Naples Square, a mixed-use development master-planned by Wheelock Street Capital and The Ronto Group. Once fully complete, Naples Square will include nearly 300 luxury condominium units, multiple restaurants and a 350-seat performing arts complex in addition to the new 150-room hotel.
South Carolina-based OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, is developing and will manage AC Hotel Naples. Project partners include MHK Architecture & Planning, architect; DLR Group, interior designer; and DeAngelis Diamond, general contractor.
“Naples is one of our country’s most treasured places to live and visit, and the environment created around Naples Square will provide the perfect setting for an AC Hotel,” says Todd Turner, CEO of OTO Development. “This lodging brand is noted for bringing distinctive design to top travel destinations around the world, with guest rooms and shared spaces that strike the perfect balance of
accessibility and sophistication.”
The three-story AC Hotel Naples will include a ground floor café and lobby, 2,500 square feet of divisible meeting space, a rooftop pool, and Limón, a destination rooftop restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating.
AC Hotel Naples is perfectly positioned at the intersection of Goodlette-Frank Road and 5th Avenue South, which doubles as downtown Naples’ unofficial Main Street. It’s across the street from the well-known waterfront retail, restaurant and recreation venues Tin City and Bayfront, and it’s a short distance to Naples beaches and Baker Park.
“As the first Marriott-branded hotel in Old Naples, this AC Hotel will be the first choice for many future visitors,” Turner says, noting that Naples is famed for its sophisticated downtown, sugar-sand beaches and spectacular sunsets. “Wheelock and The Ronto Group
have created a true urban experience in the heart of Naples, surrounded by upscale shopping, dining, cultural arts and entertainment. OTO is delighted to be part of this dynamic development.”
AC Hotel by Marriott Naples is slated for completion in Fall 2023.