The AC Hotel Irvine opened March 31.

The 176-room hotel is at the Park Place retail and restaurant center near the intersection of Michelson Drive and Jamboree Road, two miles from John Wayne Airport.

An affiliate of Pacific Hospitality Group in Irvine owns the hotel and PHG runs it. Paul Maddison is general manager.

Hotel amenities that are open include the pool, fitness center, meeting space and the AC Lounge; a sit-down restaurant is under construction.

The boutique brand is part of Marriott International in Bethesda, Md.