PORTSMOUTH Work on the new five-story AC Hotel by Marriott on Vaughan Street is scheduled to be completed by the end of this summer.
The hotel, which will feature a rooftop bar, is located next to 3S Artspace in the citys rapidly developing North End. The city recently opened its nearby five-story, 600-space Foundry Place Garage, making it Portsmouths second downtown municipal garage.
News about the hotel’s projected completion date was announced by Procon, which is the designer and construction manager of the project. The project is a developer collaboration between Cathartes of Boston and XSS Hotels of Manchester.
Procon crews are now working on site to finish the exterior installations. Ongoing work includes the roof installation, adding weather tight barriers and installing the windows, Procon said. After that, the interior work will begin.
The 154 hotel rooms will feature what Procon is calling the ACs signature wall-mounted workspace and seating bench.
A European décor will be reflected throughout in stylish finishes designed to appeal to tourists, business travelers and millennials, Procon’s press release states. Guest amenities will include a fitness center with a dedicated yoga room, a rooftop lounge/bar and deck, a library, a 24/7 market, complimentary WiFi, and a 24-hour business center.
An additional 2,360 (square feet) of first-floor leasable office and retail space will also be available upon completion, according to the press release.
As part of the projects approval, developers agreed to donate nearly one acre of land that will be developed into a waterfront park.
Cathartes and Procon previously worked on the nearby Portwalk Place together, which includes a hotel, apartments and retail on the first floor.