On 23 May, 2019, the first Marriott branded hotel in Latvia and the largest in the Baltics - AC Hotel by Marriott Riga – was put into operation. Located in 33 Dzirnavu Street, it occupies the former building of Albert Hotel.   Following renovation, the hotel building will be certified in accordance with the international LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. 

The hotel renovation was started by Skonto Būve at the beginning of 2018 to meet the high standards required by the AC Hotel by Marriott brand. The project included general works and territorial improvement of the surrounding area, as well as utility construction project management. The total area of the building is 8 420.9 m2, with 11 stories above ground and two underground. The building is 39.4 high, with the building volume of 35 331 m3, and the improvable surrounding area of 803 m2.

Marriott Internationalis the world’s largest hotel chain with its headquarters based in the USA. It possesses 6900 sites and 30 hotel brands across 130 countries and territories worldwide. In 2017, the company ranked 33rd on the Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. In 2019, Marriott’s brands have debuted in Finland, New Zealand, Lithuania, Mali, and the Ukraine.

The four-star AC Hotel by Marriott Riga offers 239 modern and comfortable rooms. It also features four perfectly lit multi-functional conference rooms on the building’s top floor, as well as quite zones, a restaurant, and a fitness centre. With both the guests’ and city’s inhabitants’ well-being in mind, the outside of the hotel features nicely greened relaxation areas.            

The project contractor – Vastint Latvia Ltd., designers – KasunK.studija Ltd. and ARHIS ARHITEKTI Ltd.