Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the opening of an Aloft hotel in Beachwood, Ohio, a fast-growing, up-scale suburb of Cleveland. Aloft Beachwood is the second Aloft in greater Cleveland, following the recent opening of Aloft Cleveland Downtown. Owned by Boutique Hotel LP and managed by Midas Hospitality, Aloft Beachwood features an urban design aesthetic with 135 stylish guest rooms including seven suites, 1,890 square feet of meeting space, and a lively social atmosphere. “Aloft Beachwood offers travelers an exciting new option in Cleveland’s east side suburban business district,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “Aloft recently reached the 75 th hotel milestone, fueled by the enthusiasm of its strong and loyal base of next generation travelers who appreciate the brand’s leading-edge design and buzzing social scene.” Conveniently situated off of the bustling I-271 corridor, Aloft Beachwood is directly in front of Eaton Corporation’s new U.S. headquarters and across from University Hospital’s Ahuja Medical Center. Just 25 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), the newly constructed hotel is located within Chagrin Highlands, a 630-acre development that includes technology companies, medical research and development, conference and meeting facilities, shops and restaurants. “Aloft Beachwood will energize the lodging market by meeting the pent-up demand for stylish, lifestyle lodging in this fast-growing area,” said Kurt Furlong, Midas EVP & Principal, Sales & Marketing. “We expect the new Aloft to become a local hotspot, attracting both savvy travelers and area professionals to the W XYZ bar.” “Aloft Beachwood is an exciting new addition to the hotel market on Cleveland’s east side,” said Scott Berkowitz, Developer, Boutique Hotel LP. “Travelers will also appreciate the hotel’s prime location near Eaton’s new World headquarters and numerous Fortune 100 companies.” Pioneering initiatives in music, design and technology have positioned Aloft hotels as a must-have brand for the next generation of travelers. Aloft has reported consistently high guest satisfaction scores since launch, reflecting the success of its modern and vibrant design at an affordable price point.