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Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« on: February 05, 2010, 06:06:49 AM »
Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park



The Southside and Tapestry Park continue to expand despite economic conditions. Aloft Hotel will become the district's newest addition and one of the first developments in the area on track to receive LEED Silver Certification.

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copperfiend

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 06:49:40 AM »
That area is definitely growing. The new direct access from Southside Blvd will help.

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 07:28:05 AM »
The other ALoft hotel was "value engineered" big time.  I seriously doubt that they can achieve any LEED certification with destroying the architect's design.  It may be designed to LEED standards, but I'll eat my shorts if they actually build to LEED standards. 

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 07:50:40 AM »
LEED silver is very easy to attain

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 08:11:33 AM »
http://www.explorealofthotels.com/

put your clubbin shirt on.

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 08:19:34 AM »
I have an upcoming trip to Kansas City... I could have chosen Aloft!

I LOVE disco!

Ah well.

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 09:17:41 AM »
Another place crammed into strip mall city instead of the urban core... cause I know when some says 'new' 'chic' hotel I think suburbs.
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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 09:21:16 AM »
Another place crammed into strip mall city instead of the urban core... cause I know when some says 'new' 'chic' hotel I think suburbs.

Yes, and when I think of "chic" I think of downtown Jacksonville. 

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 09:33:38 AM »
there's already one of these in jax up near that new development by the airport

Shwaz

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 09:33:47 AM »
Another place crammed into strip mall city instead of the urban core... cause I know when some says 'new' 'chic' hotel I think suburbs.

Yes, and when I think of "chic" I think of downtown Jacksonville.  

and with that mentality it never will be....
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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 09:37:03 AM »
I wouldn't call Tapestry Park a  strip mall. It has a slight downtownish feel with residential above retail and a main road. The hotels are on the ends of the roads. There is still the suburban parking lots, but all in all, not too bad.

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 09:49:50 AM »
I didn't mean Tapestry Park was a strip mall.... but that it's surrounded by strip malls on maybe the longest corridor of strip malls in the city.
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copperfiend

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 09:50:56 AM »
Another place crammed into strip mall city instead of the urban core... cause I know when some says 'new' 'chic' hotel I think suburbs.

It's right next to offices of Merrill Lynch and Blue Cross, down the street from the St Johns Town Center and has easy access to I-95, 9A and JTB. Who are you trying to fault here? Hopefully not the developer because what they are doing is smart business-wise. Tapestry Park is anything but a suburban "strip mall". You talk about other people's mentalities but what about your own?

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2010, 09:59:20 AM »
Again I'm not saying that Tapestry Park is a strip mall. Downtown is located next to I-95 too It also has more than just 2 large companies.

Maybe we could put a POD hotel in Mandarin it's close to 95... or a W Hotel in Macclenny  ;)

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Re: Aloft Hotel Coming to Tapestry Park
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 10:02:02 AM »
Maybe we could put a POD hotel in Mandarin it's close to 95... or a W Hotel in Macclenny  ;)

Because that is the same thing? {yawn}