Wanna to enjoy live music only a few steps from bed and free at that? #AloftLive is the coolest (and cheapest) way to get music, hotel, and technology, all in once space. And you don’t even have to stay the night if you don’t want to, but you should. Thanks to Aloft Hotels for inviting me to join in the fun with a complimentary night at the #AloftLive.
In my lifetime, I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels. Most I love, some not as much. However, recently I added a new one to my favorites list: Aloft Hotels. During a rushed overnight business trip, I was able to squeeze in a few hours of total relaxation with a margarita, jam out to a few new bands, and kinda feel like a rockstar – all within the walls of the hotel. Already a huge fan of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, I was thrilled walking in to the downtown Dallas Aloft and experience how technology, design and music come alive in a hotel environment.
Upon entry it was easy to see why the Aloft is the perfect setting for the Live At Aloft Hotels 2016 Tour with a very urban vibe of concrete, brick, and openness – just like you would expect in a loft. Joining the crowd of locals that had already started to hang out at the hotel bar (it’s also a cool vibe and nothing like the hotel lounges of yesteryear) to wait for the music to begin. It was just like a music festival without the mess and best of all without a ticket because it’s free.
While personally I hadn’t heard of tonight’s line up of Safety Suit and Olivia Somerlyn before walking in the door, a quick look at the scene and both their social networks, I definitely was part of a growing mass of people that were already enamored. And considering Bruno Mars, The Lumineers, and Ed Sheeran have been a part of the tour before hitting it big, it’s clear the Aloft has a proven knack for knowing what people like and want, which was obvious after hear
Starting in 2015, the Live At Aloft Hotels Tour travels the country to various cities to give you a feel for the Aloft experience – one that is tech-forward, vibrant, modern that’s different by design.
After jamming out for a few hours, it was time for bed. So just a few steps away, I climbed into the elevator, up to my room for an evening in a big bed…without any children, a husband, alone.
Enter the room, its smart design was instantly appreciated from the OCD-minded mama. While most hotels have unnecessarily large closets, this one had a great use of space, color, and openness. The room wasn’t huge, but it felt like it with a big window that ran the length of the room. A total dork for toiletries, the Bliss products lined around the basin was a unexpected and welcome treat (the standard for Aloft hotels.)
The best part though was the work space that a gal that needs to permanently needs a laptop or device online, the office space made it hard to really want to roll up in the bed even though I did after a few hours of interrupted work. The only drawback to the hotel is there is no room service (one of my favorite things EVER), but there was an open space shot to pick up things like salads, granola bars, candy, drinks, etc. downstairs that was open 24/7 for folks like me that never sleep.)
Aloft is now just another reason to stay Starwood, but if you’re looking for a modern hotel without all the pomp and circumstance, this is a great choice. If you are traveling this summer, check out if the Live At Aloft Hotels 2016 Tour is playing anywhere near you (it runs until the end of July). And if you’re a musician who’s looking for your big break, then you might want to consider Aloft, too. The Aloft’s annual Project Aloft Star global talent competition is aimed at discovering the world’s hottest music acts and it’s currently taking applications to win a spot on the Live at Aloft Hotels Tour 2017.
For a complete and up-to-date list of all artists, locations and performance dates, please visit LiveAtAloftHotels.com and join the conversation @AloftHotels using #AloftLive.