With over 75 operating hotels in Europe, Marriott and AC Hotels recently formed a joint venture to expand the brand to the United States. AC Hotels by Marriott are contemporary, simple yet elegant, urban, high design hotels that appeal to the design conscious business and leisure traveler. The AC Portland is one of the first AC branded hotels in the United States and contains pieces of local art. Located on SW 3rd and Taylor downtown Portland, the project is approximately 120,000 square-feet and 13 stories tall. The hotel features amenities such as the AC Bar and Lounge, library, meeting space, high tech media salons and fitness center. Together with McWhinney and Sage, Mortenson served as the developer and was also the design-builder for this project.