Aloft Hotels, by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc is set to launch its first hotels in Saudi Arabia with the 281-room Aloft Riyadh and 262-room Aloft Dhahran, both located in key city-centre locations.
Aloft Riyadh and Aloft Dhahran will be driven by energetic teams led by seasoned hospitality leaders. Opening in July 2016, Aloft Riyadh will be led by general manager, Sammy Gani. With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Gani takes on the new role following successful positions at The Westin Boston Waterfront and Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates.
Titus Rosier is the general manager for the upcoming Aloft Dhahran, scheduled to open in August 2016. Rosier has been with Starwood in various Sales roles for over 11 years and was most recently Director of Sales for the two St. Regis properties in Abu Dhabi.
Both Aloft hotels will feature loft-inspired guestrooms with the brand’s signature offerings, such as a signature bed, custom amenities, as well as free WiFi throughout the property. The hotels will also offer an all-day dining restaurant in addition to Re:fuel, a 24-hour grab and go for light meals; the brand’s signature w xyz lounge, the go-to hangout with a fun social vibe; a trendy rooftop terrace pool & café and a well-equipped Re:charge gym. Aimed at the mobile generation, guests will be able to make requests from the hotel via the SPG Letschat text messaging service.
The two Aloft hotels will also feature SPG Keyless—Starwood’s industry-first keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key.