Large downtown project is nearing completion

The Milagro Apartments as seen from the 200 South and 200 West intersection. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

For years the 200 West block of 200 South was a dead zone, dominated by surface parking, a storage facility and several vacant buildings.  Over the next few years, both the north and south side of the block will be revitalized with the first phase opening this spring.

PEG Development announced that the AC Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, the state’s first under Marriott’s AC Hotel brand, will open April 2018.

The site plan for AC Hotel project. Image courtesy Salt Lake City Planning Division.

The hotel, on the southwest corner of the 200 South and 200 West intersection, is one of two buildings on the block underway by PEG Development.  Directly west of the hotel is the Milagro Apartments, a seven-story mixed-use building that will share a plaza and parking structure with the AC Hotel.

According to the developers, the eight-story AC Hotel was founded by Spanish hotelier, Antonio Catalan and are built to reflect European design.  Amenities will include a bar and lounge that will serve craft beers and tapas-style food.  The hotel also will feature the AC Kitchen, which developers state was inspired by the European home, which will be open daily for breakfast and serve a lighter European-style breakfast. Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and 1,276 square feet of meeting space.

“The AC brand is all about creating a stylish and carefully edited experience, with a focus on exciting beverage and food offerings, local art and culture and providing a comfortable working and gathering space,” said Jared Steere, general manager, AC Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, in a statement. “The hotel’s progressive design, modern amenities and its place within the local culture and nightlife will provide guests with an experience unlike anything else in the city.”

The AC Hotel and Milagro Apartments are part of an overall 2.5-acre development that will include 164 hotel rooms, 170 apartments and 16,000 square feet of retail. The project is a collaboration with Dallas-based Woodbine Development Corporation and Utah-based PEG Development.  The Milagro is framed-out and will open later this year.

The AC Marriott Hotel and the Milagro Apartments as seen from 200 West. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

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Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at