New Age Opening

0215_HOTEL HAPPENINGOn New Year’s Eve, the Western one, Aloft Hotel opened at the Vanke shopping plaza in Shongshan Lake with a ceremony and entertainment that included music an d a Victoria Secret style fashion show. The modern concept boutique hotels use a floorplan and design elements devised for “global travelers who love open spaces, open thinking and open expression,” says their company’s website. To that end, features include a vibrant social atmosphere, “constant connectivity, loft-inspired design and free-flowing energy.”