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Irvine, Calif. (November 30, 2017) – Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Jacques as general manager of the AC Hotel® New Orleans Bourbon. In his new role, Jacques will manage the daily operations of the hotel, including recruiting, hiring and training of all personnel. He will also oversee bringing to life AC Hotels by Marriott’s innovative and elevated guest experience, catering to the modern business traveler.

With more than 15 years in the hospitality industry, Jacques most recently served as general manager at Marriott’s Moxy New Orleans property where he was awarded General Manager of the Year in 2016. Before joining Moxy New Orleans, Jacques held several management and leadership positions at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, Loews New Orleans Hotel, W Washington D.C. and W New Orleans. He was also recognized as Manager of the Year on multiple occasions during his time at these properties. A New Orleans native and Louisiana State University graduate, Jacques’ educational background includes additional certifications in lifestyle hospitality programs.

“Kenneth’s deep roots within the New Orleans community coupled with his award-winning operational experience make him a great asset to the AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon,” said Paul McCormick, senior vice president of operations at PHG. “His extensive market knowledge and leadership experience will provide the competitive advantage that will assist this property in becoming one of the top lifestyle hotels in New Orleans.”

The AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon features 220 newly-renovated guest rooms, a sixth-floor outdoor atrium with downtown views, fitness center, and 4,680 square feet of total meeting and event space, with the largest space accommodating up to 168 people. It also includes the AC Kitchen, serving a European style breakfast, the AC Lounge with delicious small plates and craft cocktails in the evening, a business center and laundry facility.

Located in the historic Cotton Exchange building in the Bourbon/French Quarter area of New Orleans, the hotel’s central location and proximity to many dining and shopping options allows guests to immerse themselves in the authenticity of New Orleans’ most iconic neighborhood. The eight-story building also boasts a classic European design with sleek, clean and crisp lines that create a feeling of harmony and inspire creativity.

For reservations and more information, please visit or, and follow AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About AC Hotels by Marriott

AC Hotels by Marriott®, a lifestyle brand that celebrates a new way to hotel complemented by a European soul and Spanish roots, boasts more than 100 design-led hotels in 13 countries and territories. Design-driven AC Hotels by Marriott® edit away the unnecessary to remove friction, providing thoughtfully designed moments of beauty, allowing guests to focus on what’s important to them. The properties modern design for modern business include buzzing AC Lounges, the perfect place for locals or visitors to get work done in style or to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tapas.  High-design guest rooms and public spaces with sleek furnishings and intuitive technology features such as the Media Salons and AC Libraries inspire and connect. AC Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information, visit For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Contact: Carrie DeVries / 504-949-3999, ext. 209

About Pacific Hospitality Group

Established in 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group (PHG) is a growing hospitality company with 11 hotels in California, Hawaii and Louisiana. Based in Irvine, California, the company owns, manages, finances and develops hotels in iconic destinations. PHG serves as the parent company to a portfolio of lifestyle and luxury properties known as the Meritage Collection. Meritage Collection hotels include Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa near San Diego, Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai, The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, and the Village at The Meritage Resort, an all-new resort and wine-tasting experience at the storied Meritage Resort (Opening summer 2018).

Pacific Hospitality Group also serves as the franchisee of the following properties: Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove, AC Hotel Phoenix Tempe/Downtown, AC Hotel Irvine, AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area, DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum, and DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana /Orange County Airport. Other PHG affiliations include Trinitas Cellars, Balboa Bay Club and the Newport Beach Country Club. For more information, visit or

Contact: Kristal McKanders / 949-861-4700, ext. 350

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