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A message from the founder

A message from the founder

"Hotels have the opportunity to be something better than a home"
- Antonio Catalan

The building of AC Hotels has been my sole passion and purpose for the past 15 years. It is a dream rooted in my childhood, largely spent helping my parents in our small family hotel in Navarre, Spain.

My years spent wandering the kitchens, service corridors and common rooms of our European family inn inspired me to question the status quo, and reimagine what hotels could be. I came to believe that hotels should be so much more than just lodging; they should serve as an escape, an oasis from the mundane.

For travelers who approach life with optimism and curiosity, and whose professional commitments allow them to explore the pulse of contemporary urban culture.


Antonio Catalan

Founder & President, AC Hotels