Aloft Debuts in Asheville, North Carolina

STAMFORD, Conn.—Aloft Hotels, a brand by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced it has opened its 60th hotel globally with the opening of Aloft Asheville Downtown in Asheville, North Carolina. Owned and operated by McKibbon Hotel Group, Inc., Aloft Asheville Downtown will offer 115 guestrooms and over 1,800 square feet of unique outdoor meeting space on its Air Level pool deck and The Ledge observation deck, as well as 649 square feet of indoor meeting space.

“We are delighted to debut Aloft in Asheville, a celebrated arts destination,” said Brian McGuinness, senior vice president of specialty select brands for Starwood. “Aloft has cultivated a loyal following of Gen-Y-minded guests who appreciate the brand’s urban design aesthetic and buzzing social scene.”

The property features artwork in public spaces and guest rooms that is produced entirely by local artists, and is the only hotel in downtown with covered parking.

“We believe that Starwood’s Aloft brand will be a great addition to Asheville, and the location and amenities that this hotel has to offer can’t be beat,” explained John McKibbon, Chairman of McKibbon Hotel Group. “We’ve worked hard to incorporate many local details into the hotel, from the artwork to bar and menu items, and we expect the hotel to become a popular destination for both travelers and locals.”

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