Executive Leadership Team Announced for New Property
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (May 9, 2021) – Raleigh, North Carolina-based Concord Hospitality Enterprises has announced a target opening of summer 2022 for the new AC Hotel Clearwater Beach(395 Coronado Drive), a 144-room, lifestyle-branded property located between the award-winning shores of Clearwater Beach to the east and the shimmering Intracoastal Waterway to the west. Leading operations at the new Marriott portfolio hotel will be General Manager Jeff Lidinsky and Director of Sales & Marketing Christina Kipp.
Framed by the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway, the AC Hotel Clearwater Beach will provide rewarding water views from guest rooms, as well as from Soriée – a rooftop gathering space, where guests will enjoy nightly artisan libations and fare. A chic European-inspired brand, AC by Marriott properties are designed with the modern traveler in mind, who is seeking an experience-driven atmosphere. Onsite, the AC Kitchen and AC Lounge serving European-inspired breakfast and tapas-style dining, a library-focused workspace, resort-style pool with Umbra pool deck bar for lite bites and drinks, Media Salon for up meetings up to six, and 24-hour fitness center will complement AC brand signature moments such as the European Welcome, Community Coffee, and the Lavender Turndown, to name a few. Guest rooms and common space will embrace the modern style and décor synonymous with Florida-style living.
“We’re thrilled to bring the AC brand’s sophisticated and curated experience to overnight guests in Clearwater Beach,” said Mark Laport, Concord Hospitality President & CEO. “The outstanding executive team we’ve selected to manage the property will ensure the high level of guest service and signature moments for which the AC brand is widely recognized.”
General Manager Jeff Lidinsky currently oversees operations at Concord Hospitality’s Courtyard Clearwater Beach property and is adding the new AC Hotel Clearwater Beach to his management responsibilities. With more than two decades in direct hospitality management, Lidinsky has worked within the Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott brands, most recently, as general manager of the AC Hotel Portland Downtown/ Waterfront.
Joining Lidinsky in a dual-property role is Christina Kipp, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Courtyard Clearwater Beach and the new AC Hotel Clearwater Beach. Having spent the majority of her 25 years of tourism tenure in Florida, Kipp joined the executive team from her most recent position as Director of Sales at the Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport hotels.
Reservations for overnight stays at AC Hotel Clearwater Beach are expected to open summer 2022. For more information on the hotel, visit AC-Hotles.Marriott.com or call (727) 441-4443.
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About Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company:
As an award-winning hotel development and management company, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company has spent the last three decades successfully growing its portfolio, which includes premium-branded properties across the United States and Canada. Its modern lifestyle holdings embody the next generation of boutique hotels, distinctive restaurants, stylish bar concepts, and award-winning rooftops. Each venue has a story to tell. Concord’s commitment to sourcing local, authentic products ensures that each property is infused with the vibe and energy of its geographical location. The company believes that its people are its greatest strength. With the brightest talent, the most innovative processes, and a commitment to giving back to the communities where associates live and work, Concord Hospitality is committed to being a great place to work for all. Learn more at ConcordHotels.com.
About AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels includes over 155 design-led hotels in more than 20 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, crafted, and considered to create a comfortable, elevated, and unobtrusive experience that lets guests maximize their travels. The brand focuses on details and experiences that genuinely matter to provide a seamless, intuitive experience that lets travelers live life by design, not by default. The hotels feature purposefully designed signature spaces, most notably the AC Lounge®, which invite locals and travelers alike to collaborate in style during the day or enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas at night and the AC Kitchen, offering guests a European-inspired breakfast. The sophisticated AC Guest Rooms and public spaces feature sleek furnishings, curated artwork, and intuitive technology to inspire and connect guests. AC Hotels overthinks the guest’s stay, so they never have to, creating The Perfectly Precise Hotel™ experience. For more information, visit AC-Hotels.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.