A new resort has opened in downtown Phoenix amid great weather conditions, a smattering of area reservations and bountiful hope for a revival in personal and enterprise vacation.

The new AC Lodge Phoenix Downtown debuted Thursday afternoon, about two decades immediately after building commenced. The opening was delayed about a thirty day period by supply problems tied to the pandemic but not because of to weak spot in tourism.

“We felt assured ample, not just with our brand name but with the location,” explained Brian Robinson, the hotel’s basic manager. “It truly is a amazing spot, and we felt the timing may well be just about suitable.”

Grassy urban locale

The 199-place, 13-tale boutique hotel sits on what was a grassy patch near the northeast corner of Arizona Center on Fifth Street north of Van Buren Avenue. An outdoor patio and firepit area spills out on to a grassy portion of the Arizona Center near retailers and dining establishments. The patio will function are living live shows and other enjoyment developed, in component, to attract local people, said Melissa Balthazor, the hotel’s director of revenue.