The AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Beach, developed by Robert Finvarb Companies, at 2912 Collins Avenue, South Beach, across from the Miami Beach Edition, has 150 rooms in seven stories, with an eighth-floor, rooftop pool with panoramic views. AC’s lack of an ice-skating rink, celebrity-chef-driven restaurants, and direct ocean views brings down the price. However, the hotel brand’s flagship property in the States does come with certain amenities, including a gym, breakfast at AC Kitchen, and a great bar, AC Lounge now opens. The lounge acts as an inspiring communal workspace with the creative energy of both locals and travelers alike in a sophisticated setting. Enjoy a local craft beer, wine on tap, expertly-made cocktails or curated tapas. Here is more information about AC Lounge :
According to Urban Daddy :
“Raise a glass to the AC Lounge, a night-launching spot for superlative gin and tonics, plates of prosciutto and the aforementioned vermouth on tap, now open in the AC Hotel Miami Beach. The mastermind behind all of this: Jen Massolo. She’s also running the show for Spirited Sirens and the Craft: Spirits & Beer festival. So it’s safe to assume that your predinner drinking is in capable hands. Because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing here partaking in La Quercia prosciutto, a bit of warm kale-and-bacon dip and a perfectly poured glass of vermouth before making your next move for the evening.”
According to New Times :
“A glance at the rows of bottles on AC Lounge’s shelves shows few of the big names you’d expect to see at a hotel bar. Massolo also wanted to feature vermouth by the glass. Though popular as an apéritif in Europe, the fortified wine isn’t as trendy in the States. The bar maven, who will host her own tasting room at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, also likes the idea of low-alcohol drinks to start an evening. People can be overwhelmed with the cocktail culture. If you start with a boozy drink, then go on to dinner with a bottle of wine, that can be too much for some people. A vermouth cocktail starts the evening on a lighter note. Massolo is also thinking about serving guests vermouth as a welcome drink. ” written by Laine Doss.
According to Herald :
“High ceilings and clean lines reflect the European origin of the brand, as does the tapas menu at the restaurant, AC Lounge. The hotel tapped Jennifer Massolo, founder of The Liquid Projects in Miami, to craft a food and beverage program that includes Spanish wines and a gin-and-tonic menu.”
Stay tuned at Miami City Social for more information.