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Photo Review: Aloft Hotel, Downtown Asheville

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Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville NC

Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville NC
A typical King Room

Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville
At least 10 Asheville area artists have original art throughout the hotel, from public spaces to guest rooms.

The new Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville opened in August 2012 in the heart of the city on Biltmore Avenue, one block from Pack Square. This highly sociable, tech-savvy hotel is inspired by the celebrated cool of W Hotels, but with a lower nightly rate for guests. Aloft is an eclectic, limited service hotel with a sleek urban energy.

The hip hotel features 115 loft-style rooms (including four suites) with a contemporary feel, along with unique amenities, including the W xyz® bar and dining with an outdoor deck that overlooks Biltmore Avenue, Starbucks® coffee bar and breakfast, a third floor outdoor pool deck with cabanas and a bar that overlooks the surrounding mountains and a comprehensive art collection featuring local artists. Hotel dining will feature fresh products produced at local farms.

The hotel is a part of a mixed-use development, which includes The Blackbird restaurant and several retail spaces fronting on Biltmore, as well as a new City of Asheville public parking garage. Aloft Hotel is a short walk from The Orange Peel.

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Aloft Hotel Pool Downtown Asheville
The outdoor pool deck with cabanas and a bar, complete with mountain views! It can be tented for group events like weddings and group dinners.

Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville NC

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Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville NC
The W xyz Lounge area by the bar

Aloft Hotel, Asheville NC
The concierge desk and lobby/lounge

Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville NC
View from one of the suites

Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville NC
The suites feature a sliding window that opens into the bath with a great soaking tub

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On right: Enjoy drinks and small plates on the W yxz Lounge outdoor deck overlooking Biltmore Avenue

Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville NC
One of the most interesting art works is “The Travelers," a 3x9-foot Braille-based panel using various quotations relating to travel and the journey. Guests are encouraged to touch this one!
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The Blackbird Restaurant
The Blackbird restaurant brings hand-crafted Southern food to Aloft Hotel guests and visitors to downtown Asheville for lunch and dinner. The restaurant provides room service options to the Aloft Hotel, along with catering services for meetings and special events held in the hotel. The Blackbird has created an affordable and vibrant fresh menu that combines the best of Southern comfort foods and local farm products with cutting edge flair. They take great care in serving seasonal items from local farmers and micro-brewers, and will continue to offer both lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus, along with periodic special events featuring unique menu items.

     
     

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