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The Aloft in Cessna Park is one Bengaluru’s premier high-energy hotels.

Bumper to bumper traffic that barely moves, the occasional pothole, Bengaluru’s traffic woes are well documented just like most Indian cities. But what if a hotel can provide an antidote. Isn’t that what hotels are meant to be – oases of calm in the midst of chaos. Not in 2016. Today’s new-age traveller isn’t always seeking a threapeautic calm but is also looking for a shot of energy at the end of a long day at work.

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I remember walking into the Aloft at Cessna Park a few weeks ago after a long drive from the airport to find the lobby buzzing with activity. It was close to midnight and the lobby was gearing up for ‘Project Aloft Star’, an annual global event where the country’s best bands vie for a huge prize – $10,000 and recognition via the event’s partner MTV. That might have been a one-off event that saw the lobby morph into a rock-show type venue but it’s consistent with the Aloft’s vision to create a hotel experience that breaks cliches.

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It’s this high-energy that defines the Aloft experience. It complements the hotel’s location in one of the city’s most vibrant technology corridors. The lobby is a social space where guests interact, yes there’s even a pool table in sight. In fact the hotel hosts weekly gigs by emerging bands. It’s the same with Aloft’s uncomplicated and uncluttered rooms where technology is always in the mix. The hotel became the first Aloft in India to offer keyless entry with your mobile phone (via a unique companion app). We can’t wait for Aloft’s other innovation – Robotic butlers (cleverly named Botlrs) that have been tested in Cupertino, California to debut here. Here’s to that.

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Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park is at Cessna Business Park, Sarjapur – Marathahalli Outer Ring Road, Kadubeesanahalli, Bellandur Post, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560103, Phone: (+91) 080 45101010 Hotel Reservations: 18002582555. Rooms/night from: Rs 6,500

(All Images courtesy: Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park)

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