Almost Complete!!! The Aloft Hotel is estimated to be about 63,521 square feet and it will feature 115 loft-style rooms and that is including four beautiful suites, with a contemporary atmosphere, along with lots of unique amenities, including the W xyz® bar, dining area with an outdoor deck that overlooks Biltmore Avenue, a Starbucks® coffee bar and breakfast shop, a gorgeous 3rd floor outdoor pool deck, cabanas and a full bar that overlooks the surrounding Western North Carolina mountains. There will also be a huge art collection featuring local artists from the Asheville area. The Aloft Hotel will also feature a restaurant and 6000 square feet of retail space facing Biltmore Avenue. A new City of Asheville parking garage will also be included. WOW!
According to the Starwood Hotels website, Aloft opens August 23, and taking reservations September 27.
Some questions people are asking on Facebook:
My wife and I love the Aloft hotels. We are going to be in Asheville mid July, any chance you will be open??
Hi Michael, right now we are shooting for early August, but we will keep you posted if that date changes! Thanks! via http://www.facebook.com/aloftasheville
Hi Aloft! Will your pool be accessible to people that are not staying with you? Maybe offering a pool membership to purchase?
No answer as of yet from http://www.facebook.com/aloftasheville
So a recap: 115 Rooms, including 4 Suites, 6,000 square feet Retail, Mixed-Use Urban Project, Hotel, Retail, Residential & City Parking Deck.
New website is looking great (screenshot of the website above, top photo) and I cannot wait to stay there, take a swim and experience everything this place has to offer. This will be the closest thing to a contemporary, luxury beach resort in downtown Asheville! Somebody say YEAH!!! Ok, I just did.