McKibbon Hospitality begins renovating downtown Aloft Asheville – Hotel-Online
Altitude hotels | February 27, 2020
Asheville, North Carolina (February 27, 2020) – McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in hotel management, today announced that Aloft Asheville Downtown has begun a comprehensive renovation, implementing modern styling improvements, new everyday consumer products, and refreshed amenities throughout. The hotel remains open during the renovation, which began in January 2020 and is expected to be completed in March.
Upon completion, guests will discover new rugs, seating, and fabrics in all rooms, suites, and public areas. Blending bold patterns and vibrant colors, the hotel’s refreshed look invigorates the space while staying true to the brand’s eclectic character. Other notable upgrades include the expansion and complete reorganization of the hotel lobby, W XYZ bar and outdoor patio, The Ledge on Biltmore, improving functionality and fluidity, complemented by all new contemporary furnishings.
Additionally, the new design proudly incorporates locally inspired elements and locally commissioned artwork from Asheville native Liz Barr of Art Resources, paying homage to Asheville’s creative culture, including a mural. in the Engines Lobby highlighting several of the most popular downtown areas produced by The Big Bridge Studio and an expansive piece in the two-level lobby entrance honoring the musicians created by Scott Allred with Brushcan Studios. Hotel rooms will also receive a fine art refresh with headboards from Brushcan Studios and busker imagery by local artist John Haldane.
â€œThis renovation is such an exciting project – one we look forward to sharing with our guests and fellow Ashevillians,â€ said Drew Walls, General Manager of Aloft Asheville Downtown. â€œThe refreshed amenities and local flairs implemented throughout the hotel are a direct reflection of our love for this community and the customers we serve. We can’t wait to reintroduce Aloft Asheville Downtown next month.
The hotel, which opened in 2012, is owned and managed by McKibbon Hospitality. McKibbon Places, the Atlanta-based sister company of McKibbon Hospitality specializing in hotel development and renovation, is a consultant for the hotel renovation, which is being carried out by the North Carolina-based contractor. , First Finish & Design One.
Aloft Asheville Downtown offers guests a modern, urban-chic experience in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The four-story hotel features 111 rooms, four suites, 649 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy craft cocktails and delicious small plates with a view at Aloft-branded W XYZ Bar and The Ledge on Biltmore, a balcony overlooking downtown Asheville. Plus, the hotel’s breakfast bar, re: Fuel by Aloft, offers Starbucks coffee and self-serve gourmet fare, perfect for guests on the go. Considered one of the most pet-friendly brands in the United States, Aloft Asheville Downtown invites its customers to bring their four-legged friend during their stay, providing them with free treats, beds and bowls.