One Aloft Down, Two More to Go in Miami
If you like Aloft Hotels and you like Miami, then you're really gonna like this bit of news.
The other week, The Aloft Miami Doral opened just east of the Miami International Airport. With rates starting at about $169 the first weekend of April, or $229 if you need a room tonight, the spin-off brand of W Hotels brings a (somewhat) affordable option to the area. It also brings funky design, free WiFi and a pleasant lobby scene for folks tired of the same ho-hum highway and roadside inn options.
But if you're worried this Aloft might be too far away from the South Beach action, don't fret too much. Another Aloft Hotel is opening in Lower Brickell on May 16. This Aloft will look like other Alofts with a w xyz bar, a re:mix lobby lounge, a 24/7 pantry, an outdoor pool and free onsite parking. But it's just steps away from the American Airlines Arena and the Miami Marlins Ballpark. Reservations are not open now, but we're gonna guess room rates will be close to $200-$250 a night.
But if that still isn't good enough for you, again, don't fret. A third Aloft hotel is expected to open by the end of 2014, this time in Miami Beach proper.
ExMiami.org says the hotel will have 239-rooms and will open across the street from The Perry hotel and, more conveniently, a block from the W Hotel. (Apparently, it's opening inside the old Motel Arkana which will be restored and updated.)
Of course, this Aloft will probably be the most expensive one of them yet. You pay for the location, dearies! But if they could keep this spot around $250 a night, we'd be very happy.