New downtown hotel will include two Marriott brands

May 22, 2018

Residence Inn and AC Hotel by Marriott will be the two hotels sharing the 15-story Village on the River building that’s starting construction in downtown Sioux Falls.

Developer Lamont Cos. has worked with both hotel brands, and they complement each other, Jeff Lamont said.

“We are extremely excited and enthused to bring this iconic 15-story high-rise, dual-branded hotel project to the very vibrant downtown Sioux Falls area,” he said.

Sioux Falls has a Residence Inn near The Empire Mall, but there’s room for the brand to grow in Sioux Falls, Lamont said.

The Residence Inn will offer an upscale extended-stay option downtown, he said. It features separate living, working and sleeping zones within each suite.

Other amenities include fully equipped kitchens, complimentary grocery delivery service, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour market, complimentary hot breakfast and evening entree reception, and RI runs — a local recommended running route in partnership with Under Armour Connected Fitness.

“They’re all suites,” Lamont said. “It’s probably the favorite out of all extended-stay brands. It’s the Cadillac. Mostly there are regular overnight stays, but each room is a suite, so it’s set up for extended stay and has some other amenities a typical hotel room doesn’t have.”

AC is a newer brand that started in Europe. Described as a boutique-designed. upscale hotel brand, it includes the AC Lounge, a work space hub during the day and a social atmosphere in the night. Guest rooms are designed with a modern touch, and breakfast has been elevated to feature European-inspired meals.

An area called the Startup Grind is meant for entrepreneurs to meet with mentors. Additional amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout the entire facility, a business center, library, restaurant, lounge and mobile requests through the Marriott Mobile App.

“It’s one of the fastest-growing brands Marriott has on the upscale side,” Lamont said. “It’s a lifestyle brand. You’ll find a contemporary lobby, a bar-restaurant in the lobby offering wine on tap, a tapas appetizer menu and full breakfast.”

The hotels are planned to have about 220 rooms, but how they will divide up hasn’t been determined yet. Guests also will have access to shared amenities, including an indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room and 24-hour fitness center.

“We feel like downtown is in need of new supply and new rooms,” Lamont said. “We think it’s the best chance at succeeding in the market right now.”

The building includes an event space, rooftop gathering areas, street-level retail and a city-owned parking ramp. It’s scheduled to open in 2020.

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New downtown hotel will include two Marriott brands

Residence Inn and AC Hotel by Marriott will be the two hotels sharing the 15-story building that’s starting construction in downtown Sioux Falls.

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