Aloft Downtown Atlanta Opens
Tuesday June 24th, 2014 - 10:29AM PB
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ATLANTA—Aloft Downtown Atlanta, a 254-room, 10-floor property, officially opened yesterday, becoming the first Aloft Hotel in the state and the largest Aloft Hotel in the southeast for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The property is owned by DeBartolo Development and managed by Banyan Investment Group.
The new Aloft hotel is immediately adjacent to the Atlanta Merchandise Mart. Amenities include the W XYZ bar, which features neon lights and live musical performances; the re:mix lounge; an outdoor backyard with Splash swimming pool; a 24-hour fitness center; and more than 2,500 sq. ft. of meeting space for business and social events.
“Our hotel offers a dramatic new option for travelers who are coming to downtown Atlanta for business or for leisure—in one of the area’s most convenient, accessible locations,” said Lloyd Crabtree, SVP of operations for Banyan Investment Group.
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