I was just looking for a hotel in Barcelona and a number of AC Hotels came up on the Marriott website. From a quick bit of research, it appears that these hotels will be joining the Marriott Rewards scheme from 8 November 2011. Has anyone seen an announcement? Does anyone know this chain? I can only assume that they will fit well with the existing Marriott brands, but some 'personal experience' background would be useful. From the AC homepage, the chain covers Spain, Portugal and Italy and should be an excellent extension to the current Marriott portfolio in these countries.