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Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

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Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby ArtVandelay » 02 Nov 2016 15:59

Per Marriott Website:

AC Hotel Dallas Downtown opening April 2017
8 floors, 128 rooms

AC Kitchen (International)
AC Lounge (Tapas)


Residence Inn by Marriott Dallas Downtown opening April 2017
11 floors, 121 suites

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Re: Downtown: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby dukemeredith » 03 Nov 2016 00:28

Great to see these will be done by April!

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Re: Downtown: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby jrd1964 » 08 Nov 2016 02:36

They'll have to hurry. I don't think they're where they can start on the construction of the rooms/amenities yet, but I may be wrong. They don't want to set a date and can't make it, like the Hampton did (the Hampton missed their target by a few weeks, and had to bump countless guests to other hotels (as well as at least 1 wedding party), until they were finally able to really accomodate guests (and even then, no parking garage, no pool, and not all the elevators worked by opening either)). The articles said the Mercantile Commerce was either vacant 20 or 25 years (depending on which one you read)--either way, that's a long time, and there's no telling what (and how much) they've had to do to get it to this point.


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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 05 Jun 2017 09:21

I walk past this project every day and it has felt really slow. There will whole weeks where no one is working on the garage. It seems the garage project is not their primary concern yet. The Pizza place has not started so that may have dissolved since there is no parking if there is no garage.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby LBK2013 » 05 Jun 2017 20:58

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I walk past this project every day and it has felt really slow. There will whole weeks where no one is working on the garage. It seems the garage project is not their primary concern yet. The Pizza place has not started so that may have dissolved since there is no parking if there is no garage.


I'd say it pretty much full steam ahead now that the structure is starting to go up. It has been pretty slow going. Seems like they pushed dirt around for a hell of a long time.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby dpl-1202 » 06 Jun 2017 07:53

I agree, the tract has stood in its current state for some time, but once they got the piers drilled and rebar in place, it seems to be moving along now. Anyone know if their are plans for ground level retail? dry cleaners? or is this just going to be the standard downtown parking garage.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 06 Jun 2017 08:39

dpl-1202 wrote:I agree, the tract has stood in its current state for some time, but once they got the piers drilled and rebar in place, it seems to be moving along now. Anyone know if their are plans for ground level retail? dry cleaners? or is this just going to be the standard downtown parking garage.


Parking and an inside pool there is a rendering around here somewhere...
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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 06 Jun 2017 10:23

Another exposed Garage that puts no effort in a exterior facade... This along with Butler bro's is really disappointing..

Literally that entire area is parking

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Postby dpl-1202 » 06 Jun 2017 11:17

They should really just change Jackson Street to Parking Street, because it honestly has more parking spaces than any other street in the CBD.

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Postby muncien » 06 Jun 2017 11:22

I'd gladly take a parking garage if it did anything to eliminate that sea of surface lots just south of here. Unfortunately, It probably won't do anything for that. :(

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby mdg109 » 06 Jun 2017 13:49

At least there's potential retail on the ground level, and I'm glad that surface lot is gone.

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Postby dpl-1202 » 06 Jun 2017 15:15

I'd love to see the lot behind Dalpark, next to Interurban Building get developed into something vertical (not a parking garage). That would be the game changer. There's really no point in putting any hope in new-build project on this side of town though. The low hanging fruit of remodeling old buildings has all been picked, with exception of the Drever (until 2018 - we hope). I just don't see anyone taking the risk on a new build south of Main and northeast of the Farmers Market due to a long list of factors, not to mention the homeless population.

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Postby mdg109 » 15 Aug 2017 19:37

From yesterday.
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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby lakewoodhobo » 15 Aug 2017 20:14

mdg109 wrote:From yesterday.


Looking good. Hard to believe that used to be the dumpiest bus stop downtown.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby jrd1964 » 16 Aug 2017 18:45

I'm amazed. I thought it would take a *lot* longer to get this building into shape, much less looking a hotel (or hotels).

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Postby lakewoodhobo » 11 Sep 2017 15:16

They've done a good job with the entrance to the AC and Residence Inn hotels. Really complements the wider sidewalk/bulb-out that they added earlier this year.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby dukemeredith » 11 Sep 2017 21:11

I walked by this property this weekend - and the bar/lounge area looks fantastic. Can't wait for everything on Commerce to open.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 12 Sep 2017 09:30

Hopefully, this will help the retail/restaurant space on Commerce ramp up. Neiman Marcus needs to clean up their ground floor retail space in their Commerce street garage. It will now be the ugliest looking spot in this stretch of Commerce.

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Postby dukemeredith » 12 Sep 2017 12:36

Is there also a retail/restaurant space in the corner of Commerce and Prather at the The Continental apartment building, currently covered by window leasing adverts, a la the Mercantile's empty retail along Ervay?

One day, presumably soon, this segment of Commerce will be quite nice.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby LBK2013 » 12 Sep 2017 14:10

dukemeredith wrote:Is there also a retail/restaurant space in the corner of Commerce and Prather at the The Continental apartment building, currently covered by window leasing adverts, a la the Mercantile's empty retail along Ervay?

One day, presumably soon, this segment of Commerce will be quite nice.


Yes there is retail space at The Continental. Though I'm not sure how it's actually accessed.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 13 Sep 2017 09:11

At the moment the Merc Commerce retail space has no door. Just a line of windows on Commerce and Prather street advertising it as retail space available. I imagine they weren't too concerned about making it build out ready until a number of tenants show actual interest. It is likely that to install one they will need to get approval because it would require modifications to the historic structure etc.


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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby jrd1964 » 18 Oct 2017 11:16

That pic of the AC entryway on the Culturemap site is some other property. The DTD hotel doesn't look like that in front.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 18 Oct 2017 15:39

jrd1964 wrote:That pic of the AC entryway on the Culturemap site is some other property. The DTD hotel doesn't look like that in front.


Yeah if you look at the caption it says the image was provided by Marriot. I imagine they were sent a press release some desk writer wrote something up cause it wasn't as cool of a project as the Statler which just opened as well. Instead of hiring their own photographer they dropped in a standard provided image and called it a day.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby jrd1964 » 19 Oct 2017 07:02

Just checked the AC site and the Residence site. No coming soon/delay messages and they both are taking reservations. The Residence site needs to hurry and update their photos--the main facade one is of another Residence Inn property, while the others still have a computer-generated look to them. The property should avoid any misleading of guests if possible. Those looking for a driveway or sidewalk overhang along Commerce aren't going to find one. No special notice about parking other than their rates: $32/night for valet, $8/night for 'off-site' parking. No explanation as to where 'off-site' is (so the front desk will get umpteen phone calls about where guests can park). The $32 valet rate is one of the highest hotel-valet rates I've heard of in the CBD.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 19 Oct 2017 12:18

I'll leave the management of the hotel up to management company cause they will work it out eventually. Hotels always operate in some form like this. Some better than others but website images are not their first concern when they are trying to make sure all the new staff is doing their new jobs correctly. Some companies have different priorities when they are having a soft opening. The new Stater did a ribbon cutting with politicians and the press on site. These guys appeared to just open the books and unlock the doors. Different companies have different ways of doing a soft opening.

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Postby jrd1964 » 16 Dec 2017 12:06

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?stor ... 3623110384

According to this Downtown Dallas post, the AC & Residence Inn celebrated their grand opening last night.


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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby DPatel304 » 28 Dec 2017 02:28

Thanks for the picture updates! What are they building here behind these hotels? Is it just a parking garage?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby kingpin » 28 Dec 2017 10:53

DPatel304 wrote:Thanks for the picture updates! What are they building here behind these hotels? Is it just a parking garage?



yeah its just a parking garage

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby DallasMan » 28 Dec 2017 14:07

It's the parking garage that had the fire. I walked past this about a week ago, and it looked like the garage work was still stopped due to the fire. I suspect it won't resume until whatever investigation/insurance issues are resolved.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby jrd1964 » 29 Dec 2017 09:30

The pool for the 3 hotels (including the Hampton) is supposed to be in or below the parking garage also.


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Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Postby DPatel304 » 29 Dec 2017 18:54

^Perfect, thanks, I couldn't find information on it. Does it have ground-floor retail? Also, since this is adding more parking spaces to this particular lot, could this potentially result in the surrounding surface lots being re-developed?


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