• Marcus Hotels to Convert Four Points by Sheraton into AC Hotel by Marriott in Chicago

    POSTED February 13, 2014

Marcus Hotels & Resorts announced their plans to convert its Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile hotel into an AC Hotel by Marriott. Chicago will see one of the first AC Hotels, a brand of stylish and cosmopolitan hotels by Marriott, in the United Statess. The hotel is set to open in the spring of 2015.

"We are excited to bring one of the first AC Hotels by Marriott into the U.S. to Chicago’s River North area," said Thomas F. Kissinger, interim president, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and senior executive president, The Marcus Corporation. "This stylish, urban lifestyle brand brings together a contemporary and elegant look with the latest amenities and technology for the savvy traveler."

AC Hotels by Marriott are inspired by the fashion houses of Spain and the runways of Italy, aiming to bring together travelers searching for a hotel with design in mind and in a great location. The new hotel will feature 226 rooms with functional work spaces, 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an AC lounge with a bar, the AC library, AC Fitness and AC breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. Other amenities include local museum-quality artifacts and multimedia areas in public spaces.  

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 


Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.


In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”