July 4, 2017 > Aloft: A world apart
Aloft: A world apart
There is something different about Aloft Silicon Valley, evident from the moment of a guestÕs arrival. In its second iteration in 2013, the Aloft brand evolved from initial construction as a W Suites Hotel, retaining oversized rooms, an edgy dˇcor and laser focus on service. Gregg Pearson, Regional General Manager of Aloft Silicon Valley, Aloft Scottsdale (AZ) and Aloft Tempe (AZ) describes it as Òsassy, yet comfortable and edgy.Ó
While some hotels concentrate on metropolitan locations with nearby restaurants and nightlife, Aloft is located within walking and jogging distance of Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge and Coyote Hills Regional Park specializing in nature, wildlife, outdoor activities and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay. Repeat guests often request top floor rooms to extend their enjoyment of the surroundings. Director of Operations Jason Ransom says he often visits Don Edwards and Coyote Hills with his family, adding, ÒItÕs an amazing place!Ó
ÒLocation, Location, LocationÓ is the mantra of many and for Aloft, close to nature doesnÕt mean removed from amenities or corporate headquarters. Not only is Pacific Research Center within walking distance - a block or two - and the Dumbarton Bridge close by, but the hotel offers its +Plus Restaurant for fine dining and WXYZ Bar & Lounge to encourage relaxation in the living room style lobby where guests can use couches and tables around a stone fireplace. It is obvious when entering the lobby that this is a different type of hotel, evoking thoughts of an elite, upscale experience usually reserved for the top echelon. Frequent travelers will not confuse Aloft Silicon Valley with any other hotel on their itinerary. The combination of cosmopolitan amenities in a rural, parklike setting close to all destinations around the San Francisco Bay can be described as Òa world apart.Ó
All 172 rooms at Aloft feature microwaves, refrigerators and king-sized beds with down comforters plus an extraordinary bathroom feature - a separate bathtub and shower. A standard room at Aloft Silicon Valley measures over 400 square feet, about twice the size of a typical hotel room. Director of Operations Jason Ransom says that the average guest stays three nights so large rooms ensure a comfortable retreat from daily endeavors. Business travelers have access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms for groups, small to large. For a touch of the extraordinary, a room service order for Òa sip or a snackÓ is filled by a robotic butler Ð ÒbotlrÓ - that politely lets you know with a phone call when arriving at your door. If service is deemed satisfactory, the jubilant botlr will signal its pleasure with a tune and dance.
ÒOur location and amenities are attractive to many corporate accounts,Ó says Pearson but adds that the unique location and style of Aloft Silicon Valley also appeals to those looking for a weekend getaway as well. Reunion parties, weddings, banquets and family gatherings are popular with local folks looking for a distinctive venue that offers social opportunities poolside or in private meeting spaces. Executive Chef John Cruz is ready to present a memorable meal sure to please even the most fastidious palates. As a local resident, Jason can offer guests personal recommendations of venues and activities in the greater Tri-City area. Jilly LiVigni, Director of Sales, a new arrival from Aloft properties in Arizona, is impressed with the area and eager to share her impressions with Aloft clientele. Natural beauty, cosmopolitan comfort and a staff (including botlr) is dedicated to offering exceptional serviceÉ a visit to Aloft Silicon Valley is well worth notation on any Bay Area itinerary.
Aloft Silicon Valley
8200 Gateway Blvd, Newark
Phone: (510) 494-8800
Reservations: (844) 508-6175