Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced expansion plans for its Specialty Select brands: Aloft, Element and Four Points. The three brands intend to grow by more than 40 percent in Florida by 2019.
The boutique Aloft brand offers tech-friendly amenities, including a robotic butler, while the Element brand focuses on guests looking for a sustainable, wellness inspired travel experience.
Upcoming Florida properties include:
Aloft Coral Gables - Opening January, 2017
Centrally located at 2524 LeJeune Road, Aloft Coral Gables will anchor a mixed-use development that will include retail shops and an upscale restaurant. Minutes from Miami International Airport, the new Aloft Coral Gables is a short distance from major draws like the Port of Miami, Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, and South Beach. Just a block away from the Miracle Mile, guests will be within walking distance of shopping, gallery, theater, and restaurant options. The hotel will offer 137 loft-like rooms and all the signature brand amenities, including W XYZ bar featuring live music by emerging artists and hand crafted cocktails, an outdoor Splash pool, 24-hour gym, 600 square feet of flexible meeting space, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Aloft Miami Airport - Opening March, 2017
Aloft Miami Airport is an adaptive re-use project that will transform the Pan American Bank Building. Just minutes from the airport and top shopping destinations such as Port of Miami, Miami Free Trade Zone and Dolphin Mall, the 125-room hotel is also convenient to numerous corporations, Coconut Grove, the University of Miami and downtown Miami’s clubs and restaurants. Hotel amenities will include an outdoor pool, W XYZ bar, a 24-hour fitness center, 1,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Aloft Aventura - Opening July, 2017
The 207-room Aloft Aventura Hotel will be between Miami and Fort Lauderdale in a golf haven with a selection of premium courses. Minutes from South Beach, the community offers easy access to Miami Seaquarium, Coral Gables, Hollywood Greyhound Track, and the Aventura Mall. The new hotel will be within minutes of both the Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and will offer 1,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, re:fuel by Aloft, a 24-hour gym, an outdoor Splash pool, W XYZ bar, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Aloft Weston – Opening October 2017
Aloft Weston will be at the corner of I-75 and SW14th Street, close to the Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, Cleveland Clinic Weston, BB&T Center, Sun Life Stadium and a choice of golf courses. In addition to 136 loft-like rooms, the new Aloft will offer 600 square feet of meeting space and all the brand signatures, such as W XYZ bar, re:fuel at Aloft, a Splash pool and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Aloft Delray Beach - Opening 2018
In Delray Beach business district, the Aloft Delray Beach is within walking distance of numerous shops, restaurants, cafés and the beach. The four-story hotel will be part of a premium mixed use development which will include condominium units, ground floor retail space and a shared 160 space parking garage. The 120-room Aloft will have free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 4,000 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor Splash pool, a rooftop fitness center, re:fuel at Aloft and W XYZ bar.
Aloft Fort Lauderdale - Opening January, 2019
Aloft Fort Lauderdale will follow Element Fort Lauderdale, opening in 2017, as part of a dual-branded hotel complex. The new Aloft will provide 224 loft-like rooms and re:fuel by Aloft and W XYZ bar. Shared amenities will include a large pool deck and fitness center, 1,500 square feet of meeting facilities and a 250-space parking deck. There will be free Wi-Fi. Nearby attractions include Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, the shops and art galleries on Las Olas Boulevard, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and beaches.
Element Fort Lauderdale Downtown - Opening December, 2017
Element Fort Lauderdale Downtown will be joined by Aloft Fort Lauderdale Downtown (opening in 2019) as part of a dual-branded hotel development within a new upscale lifestyle center at the heart of the city’s central business district. In addition to 150 guest rooms and suites, the new Element will have complimentary bikes to borrow, the healthy Rise breakfast and Relax evening reception, in addition to free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Shared amenities will include a large pool deck and fitness center, 12,100 square feet of meeting facilities and a 250-space parking deck. The hotel will be close to Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, the shops and art galleries on Las Olas Boulevard, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, beaches and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port - Opening December, 2016
Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port will be minutes from Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Port Everglades Cruise Port. The hotel will undergo a renovation and conversion project prior to opening as a Four Points and will have 112 guest rooms, 2,200 square feet of meeting space, a restaurant and a fitness center. Amenities will include free Wi-Fi, complimentary bottled water, and a selection of craft and imported beer as part of the Best Brews program.
Four Points by Sheraton Miami Airport - Opening June, 2017
One mile from the main terminal of Miami International Airport (MIA), Four Points Miami Airport will have 124 guest rooms, 1,000 square feet of meeting space, a restaurant, an outdoor pool and fitness center.