Hersha Hospitality Management Debuts AC Hotel Pleasanton in California’s Tri-Valley Following $20 Million Renovation

USA, Pleasanton, California. January 01, 2020

Revitalizing an idyllic suburban locale, AC Hotels by Marriott® and Hersha Hospitality Management announce the highly-anticipated arrival of AC Hotel Pleasanton to Northern California's Tri-Valley. AC Hotel Pleasanton, formerly Sheraton Pleasanton, offers a thoughtfully-modern hotel following a more than $20-million comprehensive transformation which features 171-reimagined guest rooms, engaging communal spaces, and the debut of a new outdoor pool deck among the redesigned touches introduced to the property.

"Pleasanton is one of the most vibrant destinations in the Tri-Valley, continually experiencing rapid growth and revival," said Naveen Kakarla, President and CEO of Hersha Hospitality Management. "Built with a designer's eye and purposeful spirit, AC Hotel Pleasanton provides guests with a destination where thoughtfully-crafted moments of urban sophistication and frictionless service elevate their stay and allow them to focus on what's important to them."

Created in collaboration with notable hospitality designer DLR Group Interiors, the property draws design inspiration from the destination's surrounding nature of verdant trees and notable vineyards. AC Hotel Pleasanton takes shape with clean, crisp lines of classic contemporary design. The interiors feature unexpected and inviting furnishings, from romantic linear lighting to custom mill work. Neutral, warm tones and wood mixed with elegant elements aim to energize guests and offer an inviting ambiance and unique sense of place. Curated by The Art Makery, the hotel offers moments of beauty with custom artwork installations by Christine Cassano and Scott Hile, which salute the destination's character, scenery and history.

"We're delighted to continue to grow AC Hotels' California footprint and open our first hotel in Pleasanton, a destination bustling with culture," said Toni Stoeckl, Global Brand Leader, AC Hotels by Marriott, and Vice President, Distinctive Select Brands, Marriott International. "As with each AC property, every moment of the AC Hotel Pleasanton experience is designed to create a comfortable, elegant and unobtrusive experience that lets guests maximize their enjoyment and efficiency."

Embracing AC Hotels' history and focus on purposeful design and sophisticated style, the modern hotel features minimalist guest rooms and suites with hardwood floors, sleek furnishings, exposed closet systems, and spacious, modishly designed bathrooms - providing guests with everything they need and nothing they don't. Wellness-minded travelers can take advantage of the industry-leading health and fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment including Peloton indoor exercise bikes, which look beyond to the picturesque view of Mt. Diablo.

The property's communal spaces are thoughtfully designed for creativity and connection, offering cross-functional indoor and outdoor areas including a unique glass-enclosed meeting space that transitions to opaque at the touch of a button for added privacy. The activated outdoor pavilion and 4,756-square-foot pool deck provide a chic surrounding outfitted with elegant cabanas for guests to relax, reset, and refresh. The pool deck opens up from the AC Library, which offers a quiet space with ambient lighting and transitional seating to linger and peruse the selection of inspiring titles that line the shelves, ranging from modern art to design. Throughout the hotel's harmonious spaces, intuitive service such as Kallpods (wireless service buttons) to better engage and meet the needs of guest requests, and signature amenities will encourage guests to work, explore, and socialize.

Exclusive food and beverage offerings are another highlight of the property, which features an open dining space. Guests can savor the day with a proper continental breakfast selection from the brand's signature AC Kitchen, where they can take their pick of flaky croissants, savory egg tarts, freshly sliced Iberico prosciutto, Nespresso coffee and a wide variety of European-inspired breakfast items to enjoy in the hotel or on-the-go. The hotel's Spanish roots further shine through in the AC Lounge, a buzzing meeting space by day and social hub by night. Each evening, guests will enjoy a variety of specialty wines from the region, local craft beers and artisanal cocktails - including AC Hotel's signature gin tonic inspired by Spain's appreciation for the classic libation - as well as an interesting selection of tapas-style lite bites. For guests on-the-go, the AC Market features locally sourced items.

AC Hotel Pleasanton is designed with business travelers, vacation-goers, and the local community in mind, as well as those searching for a seamless, intuitive experience in the heart of the Tri-Valley. Situated 30 miles east of San Francisco, the hotel is conveniently located off of I-580 and within walking distance to the West Dublin BART Station, Workday, Inc. and the Stoneridge Shopping Center. Just minutes away, visitors will find downtown Pleasanton, featuring a host of al fresco restaurants, nightlife options, and local boutiques. AC Hotel Pleasanton is also located within proximity to the neighboring wine country of Livermore, 24 miles of biking trails, Oracle Arena, golf courses, the San Francisco Premium Outlets and the energetic Bay Area.

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