Charlotte, NC A “Sky Breaking” ceremony was held Wednesday, January 13, 2016, to mark the start of construction on a new dual-branded AC Hotel & Residence Inn high-rise hotel at the EpiCentre in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.

Cleveland Construction, Inc. alongside McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc. and Vision Ventures celebrated at the neighboring Ritz-Carlton with the Mayor of Charlotte, Center City Partners, and other community leaders with a ceremonial concrete pour atop of the EpiCentre.

“We are proud to partner with the McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc. and Vision Ventures on this project and hope that this event also commemorates the beginning of a long lasting professional relationship” said Jason E. Ziegler, Director of Business Development.

Cleveland Construction, Inc. is leading construction efforts that will feature a 22-story dual-brand Marriot Hotel, consisting of a 184-room AC Hotel and 116-suite Residence Inn, to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.

“It feels great to acknowledge the start of this project with the community” said David Sawicki, Cleveland Construction, Inc.’s Vice President of Construction. “We’re excited to partner with Mckibbon Hotel Group, Inc. and Vision Ventures on this challenging project. We’re hoping the project will be a catalyst for our company’s permanent entrance into the Charlotte market.”

Jennifer Roberts - Mayor of Charlotte, NC 

John McKibbon, Chairman of McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc. speaks about new AC Hotel & Residence Inn 

Cheryl Myers - Charlotte's Center City Senior Vice President of Planning and Development 


Read more about the sky breaking event for the "AC Hotel & Residence Inn" through the local Charlotte news outlets from the various links below:


Charlotte ObserverWork starts on 22-story hotel tower atop the EpiCentre

Charlotte Observer‘Keep Pounding’ banners hung on uptown cranes (note - this is about the Panthers banners hung from Charlotte tower cranes)

Charlotte Business JournalDevelopers celebrate “sky breaking” for 22-story hotel tower above EpiCentre

 WSOC TV (Local ABC Affiliate)Work to start on new 22-story tower, hotel at EpiCentre

WNCW (Local NBC Affiliate)New Epicentre hotel adds more uptown rooms

Fox Carolina – Construction Begins for Hotel Tower Above EpiCentre

Time Warner Cable News CharlotteConstruction Begins on Two Hotels at EpiCentre

WCCB Charlotte – Sky Breaking Ceremony for New EpiCentre Tower

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