June 18--A hotel tower featuring dual brands is coming to the EpiCentre entertainment complex in uptown Charlotte, developers said Wednesday.
The tower will feature a 182-room AC Hotel from Marriott along with a 120-room Residence Inn from Marriott. Construction is set to start early next year.
The cost of the project, size of the hotel and completion date were not immediately available.
McKibbon Hotel Management of Florida said it formed a partnership to build the tower with EpiCentre's former owners, Charlotte-based Vision Ventures and Mount Vernon Asset Management. Those groups sold EpiCentre to a California real estate group last month for $130.5 million.
AC Hotel, designed in Europe and aimed at "urban travelers" will be among the brand's first hotels in the United States.
In a statement, Charlotte Center City Partners CEO Michael Smith said the project will be an asset for uptown Charlotte as the city works to enhance its hotel inventory.
The developers said the project will be the first dual-branded hotel development in Charlotte.
McKibbon owns and operates more than 80 hotels in 13 states, including Residence Inn by Marriott Southpark as well as Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn by Hilton in Charlotte's University City community.