PROCON Launches AC Hotel in the Northeast

AC Medford Exterior-PROCON

AC Hotel / rendering by PROCON

Medford, MA – PROCON is nearing completion of the first AC Hotel by Marriott to be launched in the New England area at 95 Station Landing in Medford. The 82,682sf AC brand hotel makes its debut in the live-stay-play campus at Station Landing, minutes from downtown Boston and walking distance to the Wellington T station.

PROCON of Manchester, N.H. is the architect and construction manager of the nearly $16 million project, XSS Hotels of Hooksett is the project developer, and Colwen Hotels of Portsmouth will manage the property that is expected to open to guests in early 2016.

Construction began on the five-story hotel in November 2014 and it is currently in the final phase of finish carpentry and flooring. The exterior features a modern entrance way canopy, and two patios complement the adjacent dining and meeting rooms. Façade finishes are completed by metal paneling, precast stone, brick, vinyl windows, and a curtain wall.

Aerial of AC Hotel Under Construction

Aerial of AC Hotel under construction

The tri-company collaborative team of PROCON, XSS, and Colwen has a successful track record with Marriott International, with a robust assortment of upscale hotels they have previously built throughout the Northeast.


When they were looking to expand their hospitality portfolio, the AC Hotels’ brand appealed to them for its modern interpretations and European flavor that they felt would be attractive to today’s “design-led” traveler. The much anticipated AC Hotel Boston-North is an exciting venture for the three companies and a corporate milestone as they initiate the brand in the Northeastern United States. Even as the final touches are being installed at the five-story hotel, plans are already underway to add three additional AC Hotels to the Bay State in Cambridge, Worcester and Boston’s South End.

“We continually look to complement our expanding hospitality portfolio with exceptional properties that deliver unique experiences for both leisure and group travelers,” said Leo Xarras, XSS Hotels Managing Partner. “We are excited to be the owners of the first AC Hotel by Marriott in the Northeast and look forward to making our guest’s stay a memorable one.”

The smartly-appointed AC Hotel Boston North sits adjacent to the Shops at Station Landing offering dining, shopping and local attractions with all that Boston has to offer within easy reach. The 152 modern guestrooms blend European influences with cosmopolitan sophistication for a seamless and affordable travel experience. In-room amenities include flexible work space with USB outlets, mini refrigerator, a wall-mounted bench unique to the AC brand and 48-inch LED flat-screen TV. Guest accommodations are complimented by lounge/bar, library area, fitness center, meeting rooms, saltwater pool, restaurant/café, 24-hour market and complimentary WiFi.

Founded in 1998 AC Hotels originated in Spain, was launched in the US in 2013, and is characterized by sleek, innovative aesthetics in a sophisticated setting for the design-conscious traveler. According to Top 10 Hospitality Trends 2015 by Hoteliers Hotel, Travel and Hospitality News, “Exploration, interaction and experience are the major focus of today’s travelers who are looking for an overall gourmet experience for a reasonable price. They seek a unique experience and this has, and will continue to drive change within the hospitality market.”

XSS Hotels concentrates on developing dynamic, high-quality lodging with strong brand recognition. XSS Hotels has brought to life over 3,000 hotel guest rooms throughout the Northeast. The XSS Hotels’ portfolio serves the full-service, boutique, upscale extended-stay, select service and upper midscale hotel segments that are licensed with Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, and Intercontinental Hotel Group.