Friday, June 26, 2009

A legend has Fallen

Today we mourn and celebrate the life of a True Legend. Michael Jackson will always live with us...From all corners or this world, children and adults loved him. He has been my Star since I was five years old. His music is so pure and he touched many hearts. I have not seen any artist who has pulled so much crowd and I don't think there is one yet born. From all continents, even the children born 5 years ago know the name Michael Jackson.

Wherever he is right now, we believe he is in a better place. Michael, so many people love you and you will always be remembered. You were a legend in this past century and your memories will live on from generation to generation.

You are greatly missed Michael!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Flying out of BWI

The Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is situated in between Baltimore and the District of Columbia. Many great airlines are proud to serve the BWI area, including: Southwest, Air Canada, AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, USAirways, and coming soon JetBlue.

Convenient to the Airport, the Aloft BWI allows travels many options when flying in or out of the area. Why struggle with Airport Parking when you can stay the night at one of the hippest, newest hotels and relax the night before. We offer multiple "Park and Fly" options for our guests...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Location, Location, Location

Located less than a mile from the BWI airport, the Aloft-Baltimore Washington International Airport is convenient to numerous transportation options for the greater Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. The light-rail connects seamlessly to downtown Baltimore letting riders off steps from Camden Yards. Marc Rail and Amtrak provide speedy connections to Union Station in downtown Washington D.C. and access to the entire northeast. Travelling by car also could not be easier (DC traffic into consideration); Baltimore is less than 10 minutes and the DC beltway is only 25 minutes down the road.

Numerous government agencies (including NSA and Ft. Meade), public companies (Northrop Grumman, Ciena, Lockheed Martin, Ratheon, Kodak and MCI), and universities (Johns Hopkins University, Coppin State College, and the University of Maryland) are all located within minutes of the Aloft - BWI. We are convenient to it all.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Aloha....I'm Abena

Well Mike said it all....Aloft BWI Airport hotel is bringing life into the BWI area. You see, it's not just about meetings, work, catching flight, trying to get on a train to go downtown, it's about doing all those things in one hotel and still have fun! We have created the right atmosphere for you.

Your meetings, weddings, barbecues, receptions, fashion shows just give us a call. We will make it happen!!! Our talents are very cool people who understand you from every aspect of life. We want to to get to know you more and customize the right hotel for you. Make that phone call now, 410-691-6969.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Aloft BWI is coming soon

I have watched the transformation of the hotel and it is so cool how things are taking shape. Where there use to be just chalk lines on the floor, walls are springing up. The concrete has been poured in splash, the VoIP lines are in, and carpet is starting to go down in the Aloft rooms.
The NEW Aloft BWI is arriving this summer at the Baltimore Washington International Airport.

Aloha, I'm Mike...


How's things going? I wanted to let you know what Aloft is and the cool role I play at the new Aloft-BWI.

At Aloft, we celebrate the individual and offer something entirely different from the usual cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all experience which today's travellers have come to expect as the norm. We are not like the others, in fact that is what makes us so special. Aloft is the hotel for those who enjoy a social scene with an eclectic energy, open spaces, and a change from the ordinary.

The first time I entered the lobby of an Aloft hotel, my eyes just lit up. Everything was so different and that was what intrigued me. Cool music being spun by a "DJ" filled the lobby, the furniture was stylish, and there was even a pool table in the lobby. The best part about my first trip to an Aloft was really the people. They didn't follow a scripted role, instead they were people with unique personalities who really had fun at what they did.

Nearly everything in Aloft breaks the mold of what you come to expect. From the greeting of Aloha to the lingo we use. Gone are the common terms hotels have always used: pool, lobby, business center, meeting room, or even a fitness center. Instead we call them splash, re:mix, in-touch, tatic, and re:charge.

So I have shared with you just a little bit about Aloft, here is what I do: I inspire the team, I ensure that you are truly enjoying yourself, and I get to have fun doing what I do.

I can't wait to meet you next time you stop by. I would be happy to show you around. If you want to shoot a round of pool, I am always game...

Mike Hess
Chief Talent Coach at the Aloft BWI.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Aloha from the new Aloft at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

We are excited to be opening our doors at the end of July, 2009. The Aloft BWI is a proud member of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program and brings a new tWist in travel.