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New Element Hotel to Open in Historic Detroit Building

New Element Hotel to Open in Historic Detroit Building

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new Element hotel in Detroit in 2018. As its name denotes, the Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building will be located in one of the city’s most historic venues, which is being converted to a mixed-use development.
The 14-story neo-gothic Metropolitan Building first opened in 1925 as a jewelry emporium. The building’s exterior will be restored and its interior will be …

Aloft Veracruz and Aloft Queretaro to Open in Mexico

Aloft Veracruz and Aloft Queretaro to Open in Mexico

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced that it plans to open two new Aloft hotels in Mexico in the near future. The Aloft Veracruz and the Aloft Queretaro are scheduled to open at the end of 2017 and in 2018, respectively.
To be located across the street from the Veracruz shopping center, the Aloft Veracruz will offer 165 guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi. The property will also host a fitness center and two …

Hotel Owners Challenge Marriott-Starwood Merger

Hotel Owners Challenge Marriott-Starwood Merger

The owners of hotels in New York and Chicago are challenging Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in court.
Cityfront Hotel Associates Limited Partners, which owns the Sheraton Grand Chicago, and Dream Team Hotel Associates, which owns the Westin Times Square in Manhattan, went to court Tuesday saying that the planned merger would violate their exclusivity arrangements. The suit was filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan …

Aloft Scottsdale Opens in Arizona

Aloft Scottsdale Opens in Arizona

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Aloft Scottsdale is the first of the brand’s properties in the city.
The 126-room hotel is located in Scottsdale’s entertainment district and offers views of Camelback Mountain. Guests are provided complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.
The property has an outdoor pool, as well as a fitness center. The hotel also hosts 400 square feet (37 square meters) …

Aloft Seoul Myeongdong to Open in South Korea

Aloft Seoul Myeongdong to Open in South Korea

Starwood announced that it will open a new Aloft property in Seoul, South Korea next February. The Aloft Seoul Myeongdong will be the second Aloft hotel in the city.
The property will be located in the center of Myeongdong, a major shopping and tourist destination. The hotel will also be close to four subway stations, including Seoul Station in the Yongsan District, which is a 43-minute ride from Incheon Airport.
The Aloft …

New Aloft Hotel Opens Near LAX

New Aloft Hotel Opens Near LAX

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Aloft property one from Los Angeles International Airport. The Aloft El Segundo – Los Angeles Airport is the first Aloft brand property to open in Los Angeles County.
The hotel has 246 guestrooms, each with complimentary Wi-Fi. Over 1,400 square feet (130 square meters) of meeting and event space is also available.
Guests can dine at the brand’s signature W XYZ Bar, …

Aloft Lima Miraflores, Aloft Lima Costa Verde to Open in Peru

Aloft Lima Miraflores, Aloft Lima Costa Verde to Open in Peru

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced that it plans to open two new Aloft properties in Lima, Peru by 2018. Located in the Miraflores district of Lima, the Aloft Lima Miraflores and Aloft Lima Costa Verde will be the first of the brand’s hotels to be located in Peru.
The Aloft Lima Miraflores will be situated in the center of Miraflores, as part of a multi-use development that will also include shops …