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Aloft Brooklyn

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Photograph: Bruce Buck

Aloft Brooklyn

Aloft Brooklyn

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Photograph: Bruce Buck

Aloft Brooklyn

Aloft Brooklyn

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Photograph: Bruce Buck

Aloft Brooklyn

Aloft Brooklyn

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Photograph: Bruce Buck

Aloft Brooklyn

Aloft Brooklyn

5/5
Photograph: Bruce Buck

Aloft Brooklyn

Aloft Brooklyn

Downtown
Starwood Hotels' fast-expanding Aloft brand pitches to a young, design-conscious traveler whose budget might not stretch to fit a room at one of the company's W properties. Aloft Brooklyn—the chain's second NYC link—shares some facilities with a next-door Sheraton (another Starwood sibling), including an indoor pool. A minimalist approach mitigates tight space in the bedrooms; despite 275-square-foot dimensions, standard quarters are outfitted with king-size beds (dressed with deluxe cotton sheets and recycled-cork headboards) and 42-inch flat-screen TVs, while bathrooms feature oversize rainfall showerheads and products created by W collaborator Bliss Spa. While effort has been made to give the public spaces a dynamic, contemporary feel, with pod-shaped chairs, colored lights, a pool table and scrolling news ticker in the lobby-lounge area, some guests may find the round-the-clock nightclub vibe a little jarring. A sleek, open-plan convenience store, re:fuel, dispenses coffee, sandwiches and snacks 24 hours a day, while free, hotel-wide Wi-Fi completes the good-value package. Up on the roof, a terrace bar stages live music and DJ sets. Rooms: 176.
Venue name: Aloft Brooklyn
Address: 216 Duffield St
Brooklyn
11201
Cross street: between Fulton Mall and Willoughby St
Venue phone: 718-256-3833
Website: http://alofthotels.com
Transport: Subway: A, C, F, R to Jay St–MetroTech; 2, 3 to Hoyt St
Price: $169–$300 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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