We were very much looking forward to visiting the then fledgling Aloft Brooklyn as our previous New York experience of the 'no-frills' version of W Hotels from Starwood in Harlem was a huge success. The ambitious brand, which is expanding globally at a rate of knots, aims to seduce those new media types in their late 20s and 30s who like to work had but also play hard. And this property is certainly a place where both ambitions can be achieved. Located in Downtown Brooklyn, it has some great amenities, funky, spacious and functional guestrooms, a great rooftop bar and the advantage of being able to share some amenities with the Sheraton (also Starwood) next door. Throw in a great staff, easy access to Manhattan and the rest of Brooklyn and a great vibe and the Aloft Brooklyn becomes the savvy choice for those young (at heart) travellers looking for an alternative to Manhattan or a true New York experience. Such a good product.
One for the young crowd, the Aloft, once again, lives up to its hype, this time in Brooklyn. Fun staff, modern, functional rooms and an unbeatable rooftop bar, this one is a no-brainer if you want to be in Brooklyn.
- Well located
- Our pick