Aloft Harlem Grand Opening

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Photos by: D. Bell

This past Friday, Aloft Harlem opened their doors to the community with a grand opening celebration. The event was open invitation and many of Harlem’s key movers and shakers were in attendance.

The event opened with a book signing of the Harlem Travel Guide by co-authors Valerie Bradley and Carolyn Johnson. There was a wine tasting, an unveiling of the art wall featuring artwork by Barbara Askins (who also happens to be the CEO of the 125th Street BID), and an encore performance in the WXYZ bar by Jake Smith the Aloft Facebook fan contest winner.

Featuring 124 loft-like guest rooms, Aloft Harlem is part of a mixed-use project which also includes Apex, 44 contemporary condominium residences, and retail space.  The rooms range from a king offering north and west views to a double Queen which offers more space. Right now there is a special rate ranging from $174.00 a night to $199 a night. That is a real steal in New York city! The Harlem Aloft is also the first Aloft hotel in NYC (a second will be coming to Brooklyn) and the first major hotel to open in Harlem in more than 40 years.

The WXYZ Bar in the hotel lobby is the latest hot spot for Harlemites who love to see and be seen, but unfortunately it closes at 12 midnight. The bartender said that they are working on extending the hours. There was also mention of opening the glass doors and extending the lounge onto the patio on warm summer nights and regular live performances by up and coming artists. Can’t wait!  Be prepared to spend a pretty penny on drinks. A glass of wine was $12, but Foursquare users can get a 20% discount with their first checking in.
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2 thoughts on “Aloft Harlem Grand Opening

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    • Really? The fact that we mentioned that the drinks are overpriced and they close too early? Seriously? Maybe are aren’t used to balanced reporting. We gave some pros and cons.

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