Aloft Hotels Opens Second Hotel In Austin

Aloft Austin Northwest is a Hip, New Hotel Designed for Today's Hyper-Connected Global Traveler

BETHESDA, Md. - Jan. 11, 2017 // PRNewswire // - Marriott International, Inc.® (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of Aloft Austin Northwest, the second Aloft in Austin. Owned by Pure Lodging Hospitality and managed by Lodgic Hospitality, Aloft Austin Northwest features 130 spacious loft-style rooms, 1,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and live music at W XYZ Bar.

"We are thrilled to expand the Aloft brand's footprint in the vibrant city of Austin and expect that this vibrant new hotel will soon emerge as a popular choice among travelers due to its distinctive sense of style, innovative programming and buzzing social scene," said Toni Stoeckl, Global Brand Leader and Vice President, Distinctive Select Brands. "Designed to meet to the needs of today's hyper-connected global traveler, Aloft is now in over 100 dynamic destinations worldwide."

Aloft Austin Northwest is just steps from the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Lakeline Mall, and close to the Lakeline station on Capital MetroRail, where visitors can catch a ride to the shops, restaurants and nightclubs of downtown Austin. Known as the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin offers an impressive array of live jazz, blues, rock and roll and country music performances and Aloft adds to this with their dynamic live music programming called Live At Aloft Hotels, the signature ongoing music series with live, intimate, acoustic performances and backstage moments by some of the hottest emerging artists at Aloft's W XYZ Bar. The hotel is also close to numerous high-tech companies including Dell, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM and Oracle and 25 miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

"Aloft Austin Northwest is a superb addition to this fast-growing high-tech hub," said Andy Patel, Asset Manager, Lodgic Hospitality. "Visitors to Austin will appreciate the leading-edge design and tech-forward atmosphere offered by Aloft Hotels."

Aloft Austin Northwest features SPG Keyless — the industry-first keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key—and fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Additional amenities include a Splash indoor pool, a Re:charge(SM) fitness center; Re:fuel(SM) by Aloft – a one-stop gourmet grab & go food and beverage area; and live, local music at the brand's signature W XYZ® bar as part of the signature Live At Aloft Hotels music series.

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About Aloft Hotels

With more than 100 hotels now open in 19 countries around the world, the Aloft brand delivers a fresh approach to the traditional staid hotel landscape. For the 'always on' next generation of traveler, the Aloft brand offers a tech-forward, vibrant experience and a modern style that is different by design. Aloft is proud to participate in the industry's award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®, in which members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information, please visit www.alofthotels.com.

About Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world's largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 6,000 properties in 120 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company's 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by Marriott(SM), Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl.

SOURCE Aloft Hotels

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