Aloft Debuts in Cancun
Friday June 14th, 2013 - 10:26AM BP
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STAMFORD, CT—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Promotora TIIM has debuted the Aloft brand in Cancun, Mexico.
Aloft Cancun is located in the Hotel Zone, adjacent to Cancun Center, the city's convention and exhibition center, and walking distance from dining, shopping and nightlife.
Aloft Cancun offers 177 loft-like rooms featuring nine-foot ceilings and oversized windows to create a bright, airy environment, according to the company. It also features the re:mix communal lobby area, the w xyz bar and a rooftop pool and re:fuel café, as well as a re:charge gym. It will have approximately 6,500 sq. ft. of banquet and meeting space.
Aloft Cancun is located along the main avenue of Cancun, Boulevard Kukulcan, only 25 minutes away from the International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown and walking distance to several entertainment places, including the city's famous white-sand beaches.
The Aloft brand made its debut in Latin America in 2011 with the opening of the Aloft Bogota Airport, followed by Aloft San Jose in Costa Rica three months later. Currently, there are eight Aloft-branded hotels in operation or in development in the region, including the Aloft Panama, which will open in June. Aloft Merida and Aloft Guadalajara are slated to open in 2014, and Aloft Asuncion and Aloft Montevideo will open their doors in 2015.
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