Mountain Xpress got to take a look inside the new Asheville property, which features a good-looking series of mountain panorama paintings hanging over each headboard (done by local artists, of course), a saltwater pool with a cabana bar and fire pit, and some pretty bright furniture (mustard yellow leather chair next to the bed, we're looking at you).
But, love it or hate it (and quite a few Facebook commenters certainly added added their two cents below the Mountain Xpress piece), the hotel will do exactly what an Aloft is supposed to do: offer a cheap, decent alternative for business and leisure travelers on the fly, as well as a little social action in the lobby. Nothing more, nothing less.
Ditto the new Aloft opening at SFO, which will mark Starwood's third airport hotel in the area.
Rates will start at $159/night in Asheville, and $269/night in San Francisco.
[Photo: Mountain Xpress]