Starwood’s Aloft brand will make its Western Canada debut this April in Calgary.
Aloft Calgary University, owned by University Hotels Ltd. will be the third Aloft in Canada and one of the brand’s first conversion projects.
“The vibrant social energy of Aloft is a perfect match for the Calgary University neighborhood, offering travelers the opportunity to enjoy modern design, leading edge technology and innovative live music programming,” said Brian McGuinness, senior vice-president, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “The brand is enjoying phenomenal growth, fueled by the enthusiasm of savvy travelers in markets across the globe.”
The 143-room hotel is located next to the University of Calgary and McMahon Stadium, and is steps from the city’s Light Rail Transit line, with direct service into downtown Calgary.
Features and amenities include:
- Tactic: a 4,000-square-foot flexible meeting space outfitted with the latest in A/V technology, including a 50” flat screen with laptop connectivity. Suitable for business and social gatherings.
- A signature W XYZ® bar featuring local musicians (part of Aloft’s signature Live at Aloft Hotels music programming which take place worldwide).
- Loft-like rooms with the brand’s signature platform bed, walk-in shower and bath amenities by Bliss® Spa; complimentary, high speedWiFi; plug and play charging stations; and links to the guest room’s 42” LCD TV help to maximize guests’ work and play.
- Indoor Splash pool and 24-hour fitness center
Additional offerings unique to Aloft Calgary University will be a full service day spa, a spin studio and specialty restaurant on the second level of the hotel.