Asheville, NC (Feb. 27, 2020) – McKibbon Hospitality, an award-winning leader in hotel management, today announced that Aloft Asheville Downtown has begun an all-encompassing renovation, implementing modern, stylistic upgrades, new soft goods and refreshed amenities throughout. The hotel remains open during the renovation, which began in January 2020 and is expected to be completed this March.
Upon completion, guests will experience new carpeting, seating and fabrics in all guest rooms, suites and public spaces. Blending bold patterns and vibrant colors, the hotel’s refreshed look reinvigorates the space while staying true to the brand’s eclectic character. Other notable upgrades include an expansion and complete reorganization of the hotel’s lobby, signature W XYZ bar and outdoor patio, The Ledge on Biltmore, improving functionality and flow, complimented by an all-new, contemporary furniture package.
Additionally, the new design proudly incorporates locally inspired elements and locally commissioned artwork sourced by Asheville native Liz Barr of Art Resources, paying homage to the creative culture of Asheville, including a mural in the motor lobby highlighting several of downtown’s most popular areas produced by The Big Bridge Studio and an expansive piece in the lobby’s two-level entry way honoring musicians created by Scott Allred with Brushcan Studios. The hotel’s guest rooms will also receive an artwork refresh with headboard pieces from Brushcan Studios and busker imagery by local artist John Haldane.
“This renovation is such an exciting project – one that we can’t wait to share with our guests and fellow Ashevillians,” said Drew Walls, general manager at Aloft Asheville Downtown. “The refreshed amenities and local flairs implemented throughout the hotel are a direct reflection of our love for this community and the guests we serve. We can’t wait to reintroduce Aloft Asheville Downtown next month.”
The hotel, which opened in 2012, is owned and managed by McKibbon Hospitality. McKibbon Places, McKibbon Hospitality’s Atlanta-based sister company focused on hotel development and renovations, is a consultant on the renovation of the hotel, which is being completed by North Carolina-based contractor, First Finish & Design One.
Aloft Asheville Downtown offers guests a modern, urban-chic experience in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The four-story hotel features 111 guest rooms, four suites, 649 square feet of meeting space, a fitness center and outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and tasty small plates with a view at the Aloft brand’s signature W XYZ bar and The Ledge on Biltmore, a balcony overlooking downtown Asheville. Additionally, the hotel’s in-house breakfast bar, re:Fuel by Aloft, offers Starbucks coffee and self-service gourmet eats – perfect for guests on the go. Rated one of the most Pet-friendly brands in the U.S., Aloft Asheville Downtown invites guests to bring their furry friend along for their stay, providing complimentary treats, beds and bowls.