Somebody finally decided to design a place where Bengaluru’s techie community can feel right at home. The Aloft Hotel (part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc) at Cessna Business Park mixes technology, architecture, art and music to create a cool new space that appeals to the social, tech-savy global-traveler. It literally takes geek and makes it cool! Conveniently located in the emerging IT hub of Sarjapur, bang in the middle of a tech park, it already spells business. But who said business needs to be boring?
(Re:Mix Lounge, the Cessna aircraft suspended from the ceiling, Tactic – the Boardroom)
If you’re the type who likes to work hard and party harder, Aloft has figured out your needs. Hash out your business plans for the year in their board rooms called Tactic or if you’re focused on developing your own cool app, ‘In-touch’– their 24 hour fully equipped, gizmo loaded office space will help. If you prefer working in a less formal setting – their lobby called the Re:Mix Lounge is a quirky mix of work and play. The front desk doubles as a DJ console on party days and the funky lounge chairs can easily be your office space thanks to their hi-speed wifi. There’s a pool table and a foos ball table, to literally beat the stress out or you can just sink into the big neon chairs and imagine flying the Cessna aircraft hanging from the ceiling. The quirky design element is in sync with the fun and vibrant image of Aloft and also a direct reference to Cessna Business Park! If you’re too lazy for pool and prefer to bum around and check your FB feed instead, the giant electronic ticker might catch your fancy. Why don’t you check-in @AloftBengaluruCBP and see what’s displayed on screen 😉
Who said techies don’t know how to party? Head to WXYZ bar for a sundowner. The open design flows from work to play and erases conventional boundaries. Order a cocktail, mix and mingle and watch the lounge literally light up at night! If it’s a Friday, you can even catch a local band in action. Nibble on some choice appetizers before you head to dinner at Nook, their café style restaurant. You will find everything here that tickles a global traveler’s palate – Grilled Rosemary Chicken, Belgian waffles, Murg Duheri Tikki, Camaron Di Ajo and more! If you tire of all the world cuisine, just ask for their ‘Tiffin Box’ at lunch. Inspired by the Mumbai Dabbawallahs, it’s a quick fix for the Indian tummy – dal, roti with chicken or a veg gravy, rice, papad, pickle and gulab jamun!
(Nook- the cafe style restaurant)
(The Tiffin Box)
When it’s time to retire for the night, rest assured you have a luscious bed to sink into. After a quick shower (they have a rainfall shower) with Bliss Spa products, wrap yourself in the cozy bathrobe and make yourself some piping hot Aloft signature coffee. Get into bed and switch on the 42” LCD TV. After browsing a while, if you’d rather watch the last Game of Thrones episode you downloaded this week, just hook your laptop up to the plug-n-play docking station in the room and project the same on the TV. The station also charges all your electronic devices. Kaching! Why don’t you shoot a quick email to your boss using the free wifi in every room? It’s always good to let them know how hard you’re working 😉
(The Standard Room)
Drive away Monday morning blues with a quick swim at their Splash pool. (Looking at it now might make you wish you had more time to relax on the sun beds!) Or if you’re not a water baby, you can exercise your muscles at Re:Charge, their 24/7 gym. Breakfast at Nook should keep your brain cells active for that power meeting at 9:00 AM. But if you’re running late, you can always grab a quick bite at Re:Fuel which offers grab and go meals and potent cappuccinos.
Use the self-service kiosk Touch-N-Go to check out. You smile as it even lets you print out your airline boarding passes! You quickly post an FB update – “Staying @AloftBengaluruCBP was a breeze. Now if only today’s meeting was this easy!”
ALOFT BENGALURU CESSNA BUSINESS PARK
Cessna Business Park,
Sarjapur – Marathahalli Outer Ring Road
Kadubeesanahalli, Bellandur Post,
Bengaluru – 560103
Ph: +91 80 45101010
Parking: Valet available
Note: Aloft Hotels are smoke-free
Note: Aloft Hotels are smoke-free