Looking for a little escape on your next business trip to Taipei? There's plenty of good things to be said for Beitou, the mountainous northern district known for its expansive green spaces and hot mineral springs. From January 2017 Beitou will have another drawcard: an Aloft hotel from the...
POSTED 6 Dec, 2016 0 Comments
Marriott's portfolio of hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the broader Pacific region will stretch to 50 properties by the end of 2020, aided by its recent acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. With 24 locations currently within the region, those ambitious expansion plans see tha...
POSTED 4 Nov, 2016 4 Comments
Fancy turning a hotel’s room lights on before stepping out of bed, adjusting the air conditioner to the perfect temperature or even setting the right mood for an evening of movie-watching by speaking to your room rather than pressing buttons? Then meet Aloft Hotels’ new voice-activat...
POSTED 26 Aug, 2016 0 Comments
Starwood Hotels and Resorts will open a new Aloft-brand hotel in Melbourne’s South Yarra district by early 2019, aptly named the Aloft Melbourne South Yarra. The brand’s signature high ceilings and oversized windows are central to the design of the property’s 176 loft-like gues...
POSTED 26 Jul, 2016 1 Comment
Starwood continues to ramp up its portfolio in Dubai with another new hotel on the way: this time, the Aloft Dubai, The Palm hotel on the man-made Palm Jumeirah island. With a planned opening in 2017, guests in the hotel’s 192 guestrooms including 10 suites can enjoy access to a 500m stret...
POSTED 4 Mar, 2016 0 Comments
Directly across the road from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre stands two new Starwood hotels: the Aloft Boston Seaport and the co-located Element Boston Seaport, now open to travellers and less than five kilometres from Boston’s Logan International Airport. With the Aloft boast...
POSTED 10 Feb, 2016 0 Comments
Starwood continues to grow its funky Aloft brand with the opening of the Aloft Manhattan Downtown: Financial District hotel in New York City, geared towards tech-toting travellers but those who also appreciate live music while on the road as opposed to a mere iPod playlist. Nestled on Ann Street...
POSTED 23 Sep, 2015 0 Comments
Starwood’s rapid expansion in Australia’s major cities continues with plans to open a new-build Aloft Adelaide hotel in early 2018, bringing the Aloft chain to South Australia for the first time and marking Aloft’s third location Down Under. Forming the centrepiece of New Mayfi...
POSTED 10 Jun, 2015 2 Comments
UPDATE | This hotel will not be going ahead as its planned location has been compulsorily acquired to make way for the new Sydney Metro. "Starwood Hotels & Resorts remains committed to expanding its footprint across Australia with the right partners, including bringing the Aloft brand to Syd...
POSTED 11 May, 2015 7 Comments
New York City will boast a new-build Starwood hotel in 2017 when the Aloft New York Midtown Manhattan property opens its doors in October 2017. Construction begins later this month in the Big Apple’s Garment District, where 180 loft-style rooms will emerge from the concrete on 38th Street ...
POSTED 8 May, 2015 0 Comments
The UAE will play home to new Aloft Dubai Raffa and Element Dubai Raffa hotels from 2018, at which time business travellers can choose to stay at any of the nine Starwood hotel brands during their visit to the Middle East. Build simultaneously and with 165 and 96 rooms, respectively, guests will...
POSTED 25 Feb, 2015 0 Comments
Starwood Preferred Guest members can now use their smartphone as a hotel room key at ten properties across Asia, the Middle East and North America, with all Aloft, Element and W hotels activating keyless entry throughout 2015. SPG Keyless enables guests to bypass the front desk by checking-in th...
POSTED 5 Nov, 2014 2 Comments
If you’re staying in a Starwood hotel between now and December 15 2014, why not earn double, or even triple Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program? Just register for the ‘More for You’ promotion before October 31 and you’ll pick up double Starpoints on s...
POSTED 17 Sep, 2014 0 Comments
Starwood’s Aloft Hotels brand will reach Australian shores in 2016 with the opening of a new Perth hotel. Aloft Perth Rivervale will feature 224 loft-like rooms, complementing Starwood’s existing Four Points by Sheraton in the city and the upcoming Westin Hotel, due to open in the We...
POSTED 1 Apr, 2014 0 Comments
Business travel is back and business is booming for Starwood, with occupancy already above the pre-GFC peak of 2007 and over two dozen new hotels opening this year in key cities around Asia. “Business travel drives 75% of our total revenue so it’s a big part of our business” sa...
POSTED 4 Mar, 2011 0 Comments
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