Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has expanded its footprint in North Carolina with the debut of its fast-growing Aloft brand in Raleigh. The new Aloft Raleigh has a prime across the street from the Memorial Belltower at North Carolina State University. This will be the Aloft brand’s fifth hotel to be opened in North Carolina.
Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., said, “Aloft Raleigh will be offering 135 well-appointed, spacious, loft-like rooms fully equipped with innovative technologies, and a vibrant social atmosphere. It is a proud moment that Aloft Hotels has brought its brand to Raleigh and is expected to be a great hit with the customers with its tech-forward mindset, distinct design aesthetic and live music scene at WXYZ bar. It is also a matter of happiness that the highly popular Aloft brand has crossed its 100th hotel milestone recently boosted by its huge success in key markets worldwide.”
Aloft Raleigh prominently features a bold design with a modern flair. The hotel’s welcoming arrival lobby is adorned with an art gallery wall. Reaching the second floor lobby is a great experience in itself as you make your way through the grand glass staircase. The second floor also boasts of an outdoor terrace offering sweeping views of downtown Raleigh and the North Carolina State University campus. You will also be mesmerized with a dramatic 55-foot sculpture created by Thomas Sayre, a renowned Raleigh artist.
Among other amenities prominently featuring at Aloft Raleigh include the brand’s signature WXYZ bar, a one-stop gourmet grab & go food and beverage area, a 1,600 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 24-hour gym, and an outdoor Splash pool. There are two restaurants at Aloft Raleigh as well – Jubala Village Coffee and Gonza Tacos Y Tequila.