Walmart is adding a new hotel to its new home office in Bentonville, Arkansas which will open in summer 2024.
The hotel will be branded as an AC Hotel by Marriott, with the goal of better serving Walmart associates in the field as well as those who work in other office locations.
The AC Hotel by Marriott Bentonville will be 90,000 square feet in size and will have 153 guest rooms, 6,000 square feet of conference and event space, and a rooftop lounge with indoor and outdoor seating.
Cindi Marsiglio, SVP of corporate real estate for Walmart said: “Drawing inspiration from the beauty of the Natural State, the hotel will reflect the region through natural woods and stones as well as curated art installations.”
“Bentonville is our hometown, and when we welcome associates and visitors to our new home office, we will offer a first-class hotel amenity we can all be proud of.”
It will be located in the northwest part of campus, close to office buildings, campus facilities, retail offers, and bike and walking pathways, and hotel guests will be able to stroll or drive to surrounding attractions.
The company has high goals for its new Bentonville headquarters.
Walmart revealed plans last month for two on-campus health and wellness buildings, including the Walton Family Whole Health & Fitness, which will span 360,000 square feet.
It will house traditional fitness amenities, specialized studio spaces, and outdoor racquet courts, as well as educational and communal spaces like a teaching kitchen.
The home office site will also have a 73,000-square-foot Child Care Center.
Every week, nearly 230 million consumers and members visit Walmart’s more than 10,500 stores and multiple e-commerce websites in 24 countries under 46 banners.
Globally, the corporation employs around 2.3 million workers.
Walmart US is ranked first on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer’s 2022 list of the best food and consumables retailers in North America.
Source: Progressive Grocer