Englewood, CO, /24-7PressRelease/ -- The sassy Aloft hotel brand makes its debut in Denver. Aloft Denver International Airport opened on December 11, 2008 in Gateway Park, a mixed-use business park surrounded by several new neighborhoods east of the downtown metro area. The urban-influenced design, accessible technology, style, and social atmosphere provide a total sensory experience for culture-conscious travelers.
Denver-based Stonebridge Companies, a leading franchise development and management company for Hilton Hotels, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has partnered with Starwood to bring this $25 million hotel to Colorado. A year in the making, this five story, 90,000 square foot stylish property houses 144 loft-inspired guest rooms. The evocative open floor plan concept with high, nine-foot ceilings and large windows creates an open and airy atmosphere unique to hotel room designs. Central to each guest loft is the ultra-comfortable Aloft signature bed. The sleek bath has an oversized shower with bliss spa amenities. An ingenious connectivity center is a combination of high-tech office and entertainment center featuring a digital camera, wireless internet access and a plug-and-play station for multiple electronic devices such as PDAs, cell phones, mp3 players and laptops all linking to a 42-inch flat panel HDTV for optimal sound and viewing.
When the lights are dimmed, w xyz comes alive as an oversized video wall displays a different sunset each night. The weekday Twilight Happy Hour features "sips", the Aloft definition of cocktails, such as the Lychee (a rare sub-tropical fruit from South China) Martini and the Passion Fruit Mojito. Groups of friends can partake in the Pitcher Program, a pitcher of signature specialty drinks with four glasses featured weekly. For those who can't decide which concoction to try, the Decisionizer 3000 is a fun interactive cocktail decision maker. Diva DJ Night is every Thursday, an eclectic mix of music incorporating an element of theater, movement and entertainment creating an underground, edgy, impromptu and sexy vibe.
The Aloft brand encourages social interaction so provides a variety of game tables in the re:mix lobby where guests can meet new friends. Complimentary wireless internet is accessible throughout the entire hotel.
Savory or sweet snacks are available around the clock at re:fuel pantry. Sesame Noodles and Spring Rolls with Soy Ginger are some of the "hot bites" on the menu. The "big bites" selections feature coconut chicken tenders, pulled pork burritos, chicken parmesan sandwiches, grilled veggie and cheese wraps, an Italian Stallion sandwich, margarita pizzas, and Buffalo Bob chicken wraps.
Navin Dimond, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stonebridge Companies, says, "Everything about Aloft Denver International Airport is designed to appeal to a whole new generation of travelers who expect their lodging to reflect their lifestyle. Savvy travelers and professionals from the area will enjoy the playful atmosphere at the w xyz bar."
meetup.com groups will be using w xyz as a meeting venue using the social environment to connect with those sharing the same passions and interests. The metromix group will be the first to mix, meet, and mingle with the 9News staff for a holiday party on December 18 at 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Participants can enjoy a sip or two of the trademark Lychee martini or the featured holiday w xyz Peppermint Martini. Those who bring their meetup.com profile will receive a second libation on the house.
Special opening rates will be offered for a limited time.
Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel management company headquartered near Denver, Colorado, which has developed over 60 hotels and operated more than 75 lodging properties. Currently, Stonebridge Companies operates nearly 40 hotels comprising approximately 6,000 guest rooms in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Utah, Virginia and Washington. The diverse portfolio includes select-service, extended stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in primary and secondary markets.
Carrying the DNA of W Hotels, Aloft is a new destination sensation featuring loft-inspired design, accessible technology and a stylish urban attitude at an affordable price. The first Aloft hotels opened in 2008, with 500 properties worldwide expected by 2012.