ALOFT Hotels, Marriott International’s innovation incubator brand for global travelers, opens on Wednesday, April 10, the brand new 191-room Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Hotel, bringing high-tech, modern style amidst a vibrant new social scene to Shanghai as the first Aloft hotel in the city.
Aloft has 150 hotels currently and counting with a concept that delivers a fresh approach to the traditional staid hotel landscape. For the “always on” next generation of traveler, the Aloft brand offers a tech-forward, vibrant experience and a modern style that is different by design.
Owned by Shanghai Tech University Hotel Management Limited, Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Hotel is the first international hotel located in the central area of Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park Pudong. Ideally situated within a prime hub for innovation and technology businesses, the hotel is also located within a short drive from the New International Expo Center and Shanghai Disney Resort among other attractions.
The hotel embodies the brand’s different by design philosophy which is noted for its open and social spaces that connect next generation travelers. It has 191 modern and stylish guestrooms featuring high ceilings and is equipped with keyless mobile check-in system which enables guests to utilize their mobile phones as room keys. The design-forward guestrooms, flexible for both work and play, feature the latest technology and the brand’s signature offerings, such as the ultra-comfortable plush bed, walk-in shower, custom amenities by Bliss® Spa, fast and free WiFi and 43” LCD TV.
Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Hotel is also home to a variety of dining and social spaces. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Nook, serves all-day dining ranging from breakfast buffet to a la carte dishes for lunch and dinner. The restaurant can accommodate 100 guests, and also has three private dining rooms. Re: fuel by AloftSM serves up Aloft’s signature 24/7 grab-and-go options ranging from light meals, snacks for every craving, healthy selections, beverages and more. The WXYZ® Bar is a vibrant bar offering signature cocktails and light bites, which doubles as a live music venue as well for the brand’s iconic Live at Aloft Hotels programs. During the day, the W XYZ Bar transforms into a social space where guests and locals can hang out or catch up on work. Guests can also enjoy a good workout at the well-equipped 24/7 Re: chargeSM fitness center.
“We’re excited to debut the Aloft Hotels brand in Shanghai, bringing the next generation of travelers to an up-and-coming tech and innovation hub in the city. The new Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Hotel will become Shanghai’s newest social hub, where creative self-expressers can meet and mingle in a casual, friendly environment over cocktails at the W XYZ bar,” said Mike Fulkerson, vice president, brand and marketing, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International. “What’s more, travelers and locals alike will be able to see emerging local bands at the Live at Aloft evenings held regularly at the hotel,” he added.
Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Hotel also features seven on-site tactic meeting rooms that are equipped with state-of-the-art AV equipment and fast and free Wi-Fi. The 890-square-meter function spaces are ideal for staging events of various scales and formats.
“Our entire team is proud to be part of the first Aloft hotel in Shanghai and the first international hotel in Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park Pudong. Our hotel will definitely allow value-conscious travelers in pursuit of a smart travel experience to stay connected, network, and relax in style,” said Andy Shen, general manager of Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Hotel.
The hotel is conveniently located 25 kilometers away from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and close to nearby attractions, within a short walking distance from Chamtime Square, Greenland Being Fun Plaza and ZhongKe Road Station of Metro 13.
For inquiries and reservations, please contact Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Hotel at (86 21) 3816 8888 or visit http://www.aloftshanghaizhangjianghaike.com. Follow Wander Woman on Instagram @missheiding, Twitter @missheiding, and blog at sunstar.com.ph.