The opening of Vista Design/Build's Glendale, CA Hampton Inn & Suites was tremendously successful. Following that, Vista Design/Build chose to begin work on a hotel right next door. This is planned as an AC Hotel—a Spanish brand, recently acquired by Marriott. Innovative construction methods are currently being explored for this hotel. They would allow the Vista Design/Build team to build this property very rapidly. Glendale's event market is extremely strong. This hotel plan caters to that market by incorporating an upscale, ground-level bar and a second-floor conferencing space. The hotel will be located directly across the street from the Americana at Brand, Glendale's very popular shopping and dining destination. This ideal downtown Glendale location would make the hotel an even stronger event space.