Fourth hotel opens in Southpointe

Rick Shrum

A fourth hotel has opened in Southpointe.

AC Hotel by Marriott Pittsburgh Southpointe had its grand opening Wednesday, including a ribbon-cutting, in the mixed-use park in Cecil Township. It occurred at a time the hospitality industry is struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 94-room hotel is situated at 1500 Main Street, near Town Center and its restaurants and retail businesses.

“Without a Marriott in the park, it made total sense to put one there,” Larry Broderick said in August, during an interview with the Observer-Reporter.

Broderick is the area director of sales for Horizon Hospitality, a hospitality management company based in Southpointe. He announced then Marriott was planning a Sept. 10 opening. The project was conceived in 2017 and ground was broken in the summer of 2019.

Different sleeping options will be available in the rooms. Some will have one king-size bed; some a king size and sleeper sofa; some two queens. There will be a fitness center, featuring servings of evening tapas, or small plates of food.

Southpointe has three other operating hotels: Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites and Holiday Inn Express & Suites.vvvv