Aloft Atlanta Downtown Opens; Marks Brand’s Entry into Georgia
Thursday April 10th, 2014 - 9:31AM PBG
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STAMFORD, CT—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened the Aloft Atlanta Downtown, the first Aloft hotel in the state of Georgia.
Owned by Tampa-based DeBartolo Development, LLC, and managed by Atlanta-based Banyan Investment Group, the 10-story property in downtown Atlanta underwent a multimillion-dollar transformation prior to conversion.
Located adjacent to the Merchandise Mart in Atlanta’s business district, other nearby destinations include the offices of numerous Fortune 500 companies, Georgia State University, Emory University, Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca Cola, Atlantic Civic Center and Centennial Olympic Park.
The hotel offers 254 guestrooms, the W XYZ bar, a Splash swimming pool in the hotel’s outdoor backyard, a 24-hour fitness center and more than 2,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.