Remington Redo to Turn Former College into Downtown Hotel
The new AC by Marriott calls for chic makeover, new restaurant and craft cocktails on Bishop Street.
Patricia Chang Moad, the Continental Assets Management developer, is upbeat about the hotel project she’s working on at the former Remington College building on Bishop Street, which used to house Aloha Poke Shop, Gochi Grill and other mom-and-pop lunch spots. The new AC Hotel by Marriott will have 112 rooms, a bar and restaurant on the ground floor and another bar upstairs. “We’re trying to get cool craft beers, cocktails upstairs, and it’s going to be breakfast, lunch, dinner and a happy hour for the restaurant,” Moad says.
There also will be multifunction rooms that can double as meeting spaces that can be booked with more offices working in hybrid mode. “A lot of offices have downsized because of COVID, and they don’t have big conference rooms they need for presentations, trainings or meetings,” she says. Additionally, there will be 2,300 square feet of meeting spaces, along with a 1,000-square-foot speakeasy. She says a coffee shop might be added later.
To accomplish this modern vision, the building is being gutted, though the property’s 1967 footprint will be maintained. The hotel is expected to open in the first quarter of 2024.
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