Friday, July 22, 2011

Aloft: Serving cocktails & getting positive press

Here are two positive articles about the opening of Aloft, a new hotel across from the Abolitionist homes on Duffield Street.

From The Brooklyn Eagle article Aloft Hotel Celebrates Opening in Downtown Brooklyn and 100% Occupancy:
This writer was certainly the oldest person in attendance at an opening reception for the media and other visitors on Tuesday on the hotel’s second floor outdoor patio.

Passport Magazine, a gay-themed travel publication, writes:
Trendy and comfortable furniture awaits weary travelers. The basis for the hotel’s advertised “style at a steal” is evident. The w xyz bar, re:fuel 24 hour grab-and-go gourmet eatery, and social area (complete with pool table) keep glasses full and guests entertained.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Observer: The New Aloft Brooklyn: Your Freshman Dorm on Steroids

The NY Observer does not recommend that your grandmother should stay at Duffield Street's newest hotel. In The New Aloft Brooklyn: Your Freshman Dorm on Steroids they write:

Trendy twenty-something travelers who are still hanging on to their college days will love the new, so-edgy-it’s-almost-painful Aloft hotel at 216 Duffield Street in downtown Brooklyn, which had its official opening last night.

Pod chairs, bright colors, crazy patterns, brushed steel—they really have all the bases covered. The lobby’s circular front desk features an explosion of bright pink, blue and yellow flowers; the bar is outfitted with steel cafeteria-style chairs; and the desks in the guest rooms come with “plug and play” stations that charge electronics and hook up to the 42-inch televisions (because if you’re going to be hip, you need to appeal to the techies).

Read the full article here.