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Aloft Goes To Germany Setting Sights In Stuttgart and Munich

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November 26, 2012 at 9:48 AM | by | ()

Remember all the hype when Starwood introduced its Aloft brand? They had us waiting and waiting for Lexington (MA) to be the first ever Aloft destination, and then Canada got the scoop. That was only four years ago, and believe it or not, there are now over 60 Alofts worldwide. On this side of the pond, we’ve so far had to make do with Aloft London ExCel (where we witnessed some Photoshop battling), and more recently Aloft Brussels Schuman.

That’s set to change with the announcement of two new hotels in Germany, Aloft Munich and Aloft Stuttgart, both scheduled to open in 2015.

Aloft Munich will be next to the city’s central station and easily accessible from the international airport, with a total of 184 guestrooms. Aloft Stuttgart will be slightly smaller, with 165 rooms in a new mixed-use complex called MILANEO, which combines shopping, restaurants, entertainment venues, office space, and residences in the city’s European quarter. Given that it’ll be a few years before the hotels open, we expect them to sport those “floating moments” and other new furniture designs the brand has been tempting us with.

Aloft Stuttgart

Both hotels will also feature the usual Aloft re:mix lounge and w xyz bar for guests to mingle over a game of pool, or curl up with a book. There’s the re:charge fitness centre, and 24-hour re:fuel deli to grab a bite to eat or a drink on the go.

It’s a little early to talk rates, but rooms at Aloft Brussels Schuman during the week are in the €150-€180 range ($195-$235), dropping to as low as €59 ($77) over a weekend. That level of fluctuation is partly driven by its location in the heart of the European Union district, which pushes rates up if parliament is in session or big meetings are taking place, but we’d guess that €100-€150 should not be too far off the mark for the German Alofts.

[Photo: JasonD, Rendering: Starwood Hotels]

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