Dual brand AC Hotels and Residence Inn opening this summer at Frisco Station

AC Hotels and Residence Inn by Marriott will share a building at Frisco Station.

AC Hotels and Residence Inn by Marriott will share a building at Frisco Station.

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The first two hotels in Frisco Station’s lifestyle hotel campus will open this summer, and the hotels are accepting reservations.

AC Hotels and Residence Inn will open within the same building, allowing guests to share amenities. Both hotel brands are by Marriott.

“That’s one of the biggest benefits of having a dual brand is that you get to double dip and cross utilize the spaces for both brands,” said Marissa Maguire, the dual general manager for AC Hotels and Residence Inn at Frisco Station.

Some of the shared amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center. The building will also have valet parking and a Starbucks.

AC Hotels is a boutique brand that is popular in other countries. It was established in 1999 in Spain and has only been in the United States since 2014, Maguire said.

“It’s still relatively a new brand in general here,” she said. “[It gives] people the opportunity to experience what that brand is and how it’s different from a typical hotel or some of our classic brands.”

The AC Hotel at Frisco Station will feature beverages and food influenced by Europe. A full bar in the lounge will include craft cocktails, some made with local spirits. In the morning, the AC Kitchen will have European breakfast items, including croissants flown in from France, Maguire said.

Residence Inn is an extended-stay hotel brand. The hotel will have a daily breakfast buffet. Once a month, the hotel will bring in local food trucks or feature food from a local restaurant.

The 242-acre Frisco Station is still under development, and the dual-brand hotel building is one of the first to open in the development. The hotels will be just north of The Star in Frisco, home to the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters and soon-to-be Keurig Dr Pepper headquarters.

“We’re excited to be on the forefront and allow ourselves and our hotels to grow with the area that’s around us,” Maguire said.

Guests can reserve a room at either hotel as early as Aug. 4.



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