Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mile High Club

Aloft's SFO debut makes airports cool again

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When was the last time you hoped for a delayed departure?

OK, you still won't, but the next time it happens, it won't threaten to become a catastrophe anymore, thanks to Aloft SFO, opening Thursday.

Starwood went Extreme Makeover: Hotel Edition on the old Clarion (setting of the murder scene in Bullitt), transforming it into a clean, quiet space that's literally at the end of the runway.

Think of it as the express version of a W Hotel -- a styled-out place to hang your hat that comes with a bumpin' bar serving signature cocktails (added bonus: lonely flight attendants lingering between flights), free WiFi, and a grab-and-go deli area so you aren't stuck eating airplane food.

It's the perfect place to stay before an early A.M. flight. Drive down the night before, park for free for up to 10 days with their Stay, Park and Fly and take the free airport shuttle in the morning..

So you can score some extra sleep while still making your flight on time.

That is, if you still want it to be.

Aloft SFO alofthotels.com
401 E. Millbrae Ave (at Bayshore), Millbrae
(877) 462-5638
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Price: From $119 here.

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