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When idle hotel guests are left to their own devices...
Aloft hotels in New York have partnered up with indie music blog Pitchfork to create a a "video surveillance" live music series, featuring different bands performing in the rooms. While this is conceptually very reminiscent of Yotel's 100 Under 2 Festival, there is one big difference: you can't actually attend the performances in the hotel.
Instead, everything takes place on the screen. In fuzzy, distorted images—so you feel like you're spying on a private rehearsal, which is actually the opposite of a performance. Kinda cool!
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In addition to sharing the same zip code, subway stations, and, indeed, the same pool, the neighboring hotels will soon divide the work of shuttling visitors to and from their yet-to-open rooftop bar (also shared).
Tentatively titled Sky Lounge, the 25th-floor bar venue will be spread across the rooftop of both hotels. While a sleek, new bar is currently under construction on the Aloft side, the Sheraton side will be all outdoors. The open design will allow guests to wander freely through both areas, but what about elevator access? That's where things get interesting.
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When we heard rumblings from Brooklyn that the borough's new Aloft was set for imminent take-off, we scampered over to the website, fully expecting to see a May opening date. Silly us.
Of course, the latest opening date is June 9.
That's not the only downer, either. Based on our last update, we were expecting opening rates around $189 a night. Fool me twice, Starwood. The rates for June 9 start at a whopping $254 a night. (That's $295.16 with tax).