The developers of downtown’s AC Marriott have announced plans for a new downtown hotel project on the corner of Broadway Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.
The proposal will put two hotels on the property that will carry Marriott’s Element and Moxy hotel brands.
It will be built across the street from from the AC Hotel by Marriott that opened last year.
The new property is expected to attract a younger generation of travelers, according to project partner Rudy Dabdoub, who is a manager with 5 North 5th LLC, which is helping to develop the project.
“The dual concept hotel allows us to serve both younger travelers seeking entertainment, as well as guests in need of an extended stay experience,” Dabdoub said in a press release. "With the addition of the AC hotel last year and now the Moxy and Element, we’re excited to serve a wider array of Tucson visitors.”
Dabdoub is working with developer Scott Stiteler on the project. In addition to his work on the AC Marriott, Stiteler has also redeveloped several properties along Congress Street, including the Rialto Building that is home to Connect Coworking, Diablo Burger and Good Oak Bar, and the block between Fifth Avenue and Arizona Avenue, which is home to Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery and Playground.
The boutique-style hotel will combine the Moxy Hotel brand of Marriott, which is geared toward millennial travelers, with the Element hotel concept that launched under Starwood Hotels brand Westin, which Marriott acquired earlier this year.