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CONSTRUCTION THREAD: Aloft by W Hotel

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Since it's been confirmed by Starwood, figured we might as well start a construction thread for Aloft. The location will be around the airport, though not sure of the exact spot. We have a thread for Aloft in the Coffee House, but that was started when this was speculation. We now know it's been confirmed, so may be jumping the gun here, but we should have a construction thread. Greenville is in the first batch of 50 confirmed worldwide. :yahoo:

http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2007_2n...aloftFifty.html

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/en_US/Media/...NAL_6_25_07.pdf

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Since it's been confirmed by Starwood, figured we might as well start a construction thread for Aloft. The location will be around the airport, though not sure of the exact spot. We have a thread for Aloft in the Coffee House, but that was started when this was speculation. We now know it's been confirmed, so may be jumping the gun here, but we should have a construction thread. Greenville is in the first batch of 50 confirmed worldwide. :yahoo:

http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2007_2n...aloftFifty.html

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/en_US/Media/...NAL_6_25_07.pdf

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Based on the list of the new locations, it seems that Aloft likes being in airport areas to target business travelers. I will be curious to see where it is built and what it looks like.

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Just noticed, after I posted here this morning, g-man read and posted mid day on another site. He also e-mailed the person on the press release. They e-mailed him back and gave the address as The Parkway, but then said it was at Greenville Mall. :wacko: Per everything I hear, it is near GSP, so The Parkway would make sense.

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Where did the Greenville Mall part come from?

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G-Mann sent me the e-mail he received, here it is.

*Jacob,*

* *

*KC Kavanagh forwarded your inquiry to me and the address is aloft

Greenville Airport; 4341 Parkway East at the Parkway*

* *

*The site is actually at the Greenville Mall which is very close to the TBB

I-Car Research Center which will generate both domestic and international

automotive related business travelers.*

* *

*Please let me know if you require any further information. *

* *

*Thank you *

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To me it sounds like the Magnolia park project has landed one of their tennets.I wonder how many rooms will be built,and what size footprint will be used.

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My guess, Airport being in the name is for marketing purposes, so people who are flying in think it is close to the airport, and for some cities that is pretty close to the airport.

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My guess, Airport being in the name is for marketing purposes, so people who are flying in think it is close to the airport, and for some cities that is pretty close to the airport.

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I heard from a good source that it will not be in Magnolia Park. Starwood has other brands that are looking in other areas of the city.

Th address that Starwood gave for Aloft would put it right by Michelin headquarters. Look at the map from Mapquest below. This makes more sense to me as Aloft hotels are tending toward freestanding properties and not as part of developments.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formt...amp;ambiguity=1

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^^Thanks! I hope they have some good interstate visibility. :)

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It sounds to me as though they really do not know the area very well or perhaps g-man asked them about two different projects/hotels and we're not seeing both sides of the e-mail?

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I heard from a good source that it will not be in Magnolia Park. Starwood has other brands that are looking in other areas of the city.

Th address that Starwood gave for Aloft would put it right by Michelin headquarters. Look at the map from Mapquest below. This makes more sense to me as Aloft hotels are tending toward freestanding properties and not as part of developments.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formt...amp;ambiguity=1

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I heard from a good source that it will not be in Magnolia Park. Starwood has other brands that are looking in other areas of the city.

Th address that Starwood gave for Aloft would put it right by Michelin headquarters. Look at the map from Mapquest below. This makes more sense to me as Aloft hotels are tending toward freestanding properties and not as part of developments.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formt...amp;ambiguity=1

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This makes more sense. It sounds like the person who responded to g-man was confused about that being near the Greenville Mall/Magnolia Park site. The fact that the address is on The Parkway, coupled with the "GSP Int'l Airport" description, suggests that it will truly be near Michelin. And that makes a lot of sense. :thumbsup:

I am very curious to hear which Starwood brand could be looking elsewhere in Greenville. The Starwood umbrella includes Sheraton, Four Points Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Aloft by W, Le Meridien, and St. Regis...

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We have Westin and now Aloft. From what I hear, definitely Element and possibly Four Points. There was also the planned Sheraton at The Parkway, but I feel that may have been ditched in favor of the trendier Aloft brand. That last part is just a guess.

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Are we ready for a W Hotel? If not, a new Sheraton would be nice. Perhaps they did indeed replace the Sheraton on The Parkway with Aloft, with plans to put the Sheraton elsewhere (Magnolia Park, McChesney Project, downtown, etc.).

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Maybe so.

I'm OK without a Sheraton though, since we have Westin, and Sheraton is a rung down the Starwood ladder from Westin. After Aloft and Element open, the next hotels I would like to see here are not from Starwood. I'd love to see a Doubletree (and there is a pretty hot rumor on that) and I'd love to see a Loews.

I think with everything coming online, we'll be seeing a lot of new hotel construction. Having JHM based here doesn't hurt either. :)

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Man! You guys are lucky. The plans for an Aloft in Columbia fell through. Developer went with something a lot less cool. :)

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I thought this was weird. The State reported Greenville as the site of one of Starwood's new Aloft hotels. The title of the article reads: "Greenville to get Aloft hotel by Starwood". At the end of the article, it mentions that Charleston will also be getting one. Kind of like: "oh yea and no big deal, but Charleston is too..."

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:rofl:

Maybe it read like that because the one coming to Charleston has already been officially announced and Charleston was just mentioned as a past reference?

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I thought this was weird. The State reported Greenville as the site of one of Starwood's new Aloft hotels. The title of the article reads: "Greenville to get Aloft hotel by Starwood". At the end of the article, it mentions that Charleston will also be getting one. Kind of like: "oh yea and no big deal, but Charleston is too..."

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