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Massachusetts Hotel Brings Upscale Vibe To Downtown Worcester

Project Name: AC Hotel Worcester
Location: Worcester, MA
Architect/General Contractor: PROCON 
CEI Materials System: W5000
Products: Metal Composite Material (MCM)
Photography: courtesy of AC Hotel Worcester and JS Photography

The AC Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts is a $30 million modern development, bringing a present-day elegance to city travelers. In an article in MassLive, the authors describe, “With a bar that specializes in cocktails, a ballroom adorned with chandeliers and an outdoor event space for weddings and parties, Worcester's new AC Hotel by Marriott is bringing an upscale vibe to downtown.”

‚ÄčAC Hotel, Marriott, Worcester, MA, PROCON, CEI Materials, AC Hotel Worcester JS PhotographyPhotography courtesy of AC Hotel Worcester and JS Photography 

The 170-room, 125,000 square-foot, hotel features a 24-hour fitness area, lounge and nearly 9,000 square-feet of premier event space. For the “sophisticated traveler,” the hotel opened its doors last year. General Manager, Andrew Dunn, describes, “The AC brand is definitely built with the millennial traveler in mind, that's who we are, that's our target audience, but we're here to welcome every guest for every reason.”

AC Hotel, Marriott, Worcester, MA, PROCON, CEI Materials, AC Hotel Worcester JS Photography Photography courtesy of AC Hotel Worcester and JS Photography 

Dunn further describes the development as a “lifestyle hotel” with hopes of connecting hotel patrons to the city of Worcester. Managed by New Hampshire-based Colwen Hotel, the AC Hotel is the second Worcester hotel the management firm operates. Sitting on the former site of the Galleria Mall, the hotel is the second new hospitality development in the area in a 12-month period, showcasing the progressive construction of Worcester.

AC Hotel, Marriott, Worcester, MA, PROCON, CEI Materials, AC Hotel Worcester JS Photography Photography courtesy of AC Hotel Worcester and JS Photography 

Julie Scott, President of Colwen Hotels describes, “Colwen Hotels and XSS Hotels are proud of our history of being an economic engine for the communities in which we do business, we wish to thank the City of Worcester and Hanover Insurance for their partnership and support in transforming and revitalizing Downtown Worcester into a thriving metropolis to live, work and play.”

AC Hotel, Marriott, Worcester, MA, PROCON, CEI Materials, AC Hotel Worcester JS Photography Photography courtesy of AC Hotel Worcester and JS Photography 

The development is part of a $550 million initiative by Worcester’s CitySquare Development along with a public parking facility, contemporary apartment complex and retail space. The development which includes medical, commercial, retail, entertainment and residential spaces, hopes to invigorate the community’s interest and create a cultural hub for residents and visitors.

The hotel was designed and constructed by PROCON, an award-winning architectural and management firm. CEI Materials has worked on a plethora of projects with the firm, for this particular project, CEI fabricated the metal composite material showcased on the building’s stunning exterior façade.

AC Hotel, Marriott, Worcester, MA, PROCON, CEI Materials, AC Hotel Worcester JS Photography Photography courtesy of AC Hotel Worcester and JS Photography 

The MCM was fabricated utilizing the team’s W5000 Route & Return Silicone Joint Panel Systems. This system offers a weather tight economical assembly utilizing a closed cell backer rod, structural silicone joint and hidden fasteners. The non-progressive design offers installation versatility.


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Attachment System Used:  W5000 Series

CEI Materials' W5000 Route & Return Silicone Joint Panel Systems offer a weather tight economical assembly utilizing a closed cell backer rod, structural silicone joint and hidden fasteners. The non-progressive design offers installation versatility.

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