Marriott’s Aloft hotel opens near Westgate

Guests can get grab-and-go food options at the Re:Fuel bar.

The newest hotel to hit Glendale places an emphasis on togetherness.

Keeping with that theme, the four-story, 100-room Aloft boasts a pool, bar and lounge area, along with plenty of seating and billiards. Going even further, Aloft plans to host live music at least once a month.

“One thing that we really focus on here at this property is really getting people out of their rooms and enjoying spending time with each other and not sitting there watching TV; really interacting,” said Jennie Holman, sales manager for Marriott’s new Aloft hotel, which opened recently near Westgate.

But for those who maybe need a little peace and quiet, there are meeting areas described by Holman as “semi-sound proof.”

“If you want to have a private conversation or if you’re working on your laptop in the lobby, they’re awesome areas to hang out and spend time in there,” she said.

For even more seclusion, the hotel has 100 rooms, 62 of which are king-size and 38 queen.

“Our room design is very modern,” Holman described. “We do just have the two different room types — the ones that have one king bed in them, and then the ones that have the two queen beds in them. One thing that is super cool is even if you’re in the double room it will be queen-size beds and they won’t be smaller than that.”

And inside these rooms, some of the amenities guests will find include walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads (though a few rooms have bathtubs), Bluetooth-capable Marshall speakers, Wi-Fi, smart televisions and work nooks, among other features. Rooms are protected by keyless entry.

“The overall design of the rooms themselves is very spacious, so it gives you the feel of a loft apartment in a downtown area. The windows themselves are very tall, and we have a shade that can either be opened up all the way so you get lots of light and it feels very open, or they are actual blackout shades, so they will close all the way down. So, if you need to sleep in, you can keep it very dark in the room.

“Another thing that is really cool with our guest rooms is that all of them have very up-to-date technical amenities. So, our smart TV does have access to Netflix, Hulu, any of your streaming services. We also have some very cool Marshall-brand speakers in the room that are Bluetooth, or we do actually have cords where you can hook it up to your phone via a phone jack so you can listen to your own music in the room.”

When the time comes to eat, guests can “Re:Fuel.” Holman called this feature perfect for those looking to grab something on the go.

“That’s going to be more of our breakfast option as well as snacks and drinks and stuff like that,” she explained of the Re:Fuel area. “So, the way that our breakfast works here is going to be everything comes in our ‘pot.’ There are different themed (to-go) pots — some of them are more protein-based; some of them are more sweet; one of them has pancakes and lemon ricotta. The idea is you do order them and they’re made fresh, but they’re not served to you on a plate; they’re served to you in an enclosed pot altogether.”

Laundry and valet services are provided. Ninety parking spaces are available.

Located near the Westgate Entertainment District, Aloft is at 6920 N. 93rd Avenue, at the southwest corner of West Glendale and North 93rd avenues, in close proximity to AMC Theatres, Dave & Busters, Gila River Arena, State Farm Stadium and the 400,000-square-foot Tanger Outlets.

“We are excited to bring the Aloft brand to this thriving part of Glendale, Arizona,” said Rick Huffman, president and CEO of real-estate property development, management and hospitality company HCW.

“The Westgate Entertainment District is the perfect location for Aloft’s business model, providing a hip, modern atmosphere at an affordable price. It has been an honor and pleasure working with the city of Glendale on this project; we are looking forward to being a part of Glendale.”

To book a room call 602-883-3500 or visit aloftwestgate.com.