It’s been nearly a year since Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide transformed Hotel Indigo on West End Avenue into Aloft Nashville, the company’s design-driven hotel concept that has grown to more than 60 properties since 2008. And rather than exist as simply providing a place to sleep to Music City travelers, the hotel leaves a lasting impression of its own.Guest room at Aloft Nashville — Photo courtesy of Aloft Nashville West End
Pioneering initiatives in music, design and technology abound in the 139-room hotel, which was originally an office building constructed in 1970.
Guest amenities are bountiful, and travelers can enjoy snacks that go way beyond the typical standard vending machine fare thanks to the 24/7 grab-and-go gourmet eatery, re:fuel. Or, guests can sip one of the signature drinks at the w xyz bar - all wired with high-speed internet - before heading down to Broadway for honky-tonkin’. In addition, the hotel offers an 832-square-foot fitness center and four smart tactic rooms, each with a 50” plasma television, full AV setup, easels, laptop hookups and more, for a total of 2,470 square feet of meeting space.
But as fabulous as the extras are in the smoke-free hotel, it's inside the loft-inspired rooms where guests will really see the difference from other options. Bliss bath products fill the bathroom and 37” plasma flat screens hang at just the right height to enjoy from the platform bed.
“Aloft has developed a fiercely loyal following. Once travelers experience Aloft, they begin seeking it out wherever they travel. And they constantly ask us to bring the brand to more cities,” said Brian McGuinness, Starwood’s Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands, in a release.
Aloft Nashville opened on September 6, 2012, after a month-long conversion of the previous property. Aloft has a second location in Cool Springs, built in 2008. Rooms start at $99 plus tax.