The new Oakland AC Hotel & Residence Inn by Marriott is nearing completion of its 18 stories and 286 guest rooms. The façade’s architectural elements provide dimension and depth, while the lobby level is starting to take shape with framing finishing up in the next couple of weeks. This is a dual-branded hotel: extended stay Residence Inn guest rooms offer kitchenettes; AC Courtyard guestrooms feature typical Courtyard-quality finishes and amenities, providing visitors much-needed hotel options in the area. We hope the hotel will serve as a welcoming new landmark in the neighborhood.