Posts From September, 2012

aloft Hotels 7 years old….going strong 

September 17, 2012 Categories: hotel brands Starwood

If you work in the airline industry, show your ID to your bartender at the Aloft Chicago O'Hare to receive 20% off your total bill in the W, XYZ bar. This airport hotel has free breakfast at “re:fuel” and free parking for up to seven days. Zip in and zoom out on their complimentary airport shuttle with great rates from $129 per night.

aloft (by Starwood) is a modern, low cost hotel brand. I stayed at the Ballantyne aloft. It’s set amidst shopping, dining and retail conveniences, all in the lovely tree lined Community. The location is 18 miles from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and downtown Charlotte. SouthPark Mall, located within 9 miles north of The Ballantyne is home to the regions premier shopping destination with over 100 shops such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany and Nordstrom.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and its stylish W Hotels division started it’s aloft brand seven years ago and have not had the dreaded 7 year itch yet. – still going strong! Aloft was conceived by the same W Hotels team creators of one of the most successful new brands in decades, The W Hotel. The aloft brand is low cost construction and does not provide as many amenities as full service hotels. The bathrooms have the shampoo dispenser built in to the shower and you will not find a bath tub. There is often not even a wall dividing the bathroom area from the main room. The French aloft hotel I stayed at had a lot of people smoking in the lobby and when I tried to get away from the smoke, the elevator did not work so I had to climb the stairs with my bags.

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I was able to enjoy the energetic lounge scene at the aloft hotel that I stayed at in Charlotte, North Carolina because they don’t allow smoking there and the XYZ bar area was fun. I usually like to stay around the corner at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge because they have a spa but the aloft has a Massage envy Spa a block away, so it turned out to be a money saving stay in every aspect.

W Hotels is a more comfortable upscale hotel chain, and I prefer to stay a W whenever possible. It’s more of a hotel for the grownups.

You can book hotels at Best Western at a bit lower or in the same price range as Aloft, but because Aloft brand has only been around for seven years, you can safely assume that you will have a modern newly constructed room. The World-wide budget brand Best Western, has more than 4,000 hotels in over 100 countries and territories.

Aloft has an offer going : for every day you pay the regular rate, the next night is 40% off, now through December 31, 2012. Stay 2 nights or more and just breeze into a participating aloft

Echa un vistazo a Aloft Hotels, the new tWist SM in travel, y despierta para disfrutar de un mañana mejor. Por cada día que pagues la tarifa regular, la noche siguiente tiene el 40% de descuento, desde ahora hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2012. Hospédate dos noches o más y simplemente entra a un hotel Aloft participante un jueves, viernes o sábado.

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