Aloft Taipei Beitou names General Manager
The Aloft Taipei Beitou, set to open in January, is pleased to announce Calvin Lou as General Manager of the city’s most tech-forward and innovative hotel. With a career spanning more than a decade in and around Taipei, Mr. Lou is uniquely positioned to elevate the innovative Aloft brand and ensure an optimal guest experience.
Set to debut in January 2017, the Aloft Taipei Beitou is the city’s newest, hippest hotspot with 292 rooms conveniently located just steps from the district’s famous hot springs and two MRT stations that can whisk guests to Taipei’s downtown area and attractions.
Mr. Lou arrived at Aloft Taipei Beitou recently as the General Manager for the anticipated opening. The Taiwanese native – who used to serve as butler to the world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma – utilized his leadership skills and valuable operational experience to lead the opening team, setting up the systems for every aspect of the hotel operations, from food and beverage to service standards.
Mr. Lou joined the Starwood Family in 2014 as the hotel manager for the Four Points Sheraton Taipei Zhonghe. Prior to this, he was Director of Rooms at the RSL Cold & Hot Springs Resort Suao, where he helped the resort garner prestigious service awards for three consecutive years from the SGS Group and Global View magazine. Prior to this, he was a Director at Villa 32, the upscale hot springs hotel in Beitou.
Mr. Lou launched his hospitality career in 2003 at the Landis Taipei Hotel as a Front Desk coordinator. Over the next seven years, he served in positions of increasing responsibility at Hotel ONE Taichung, Maple Garden Landis Resort and, again, as Rooms Division Senior Manager at the Landis Taipei Hotel. He helped the Landis achieve the top ranking for service quality from the SGS Group and Global View as well.
Aloft Taipei Beitou’s interior decor takes design to the next level by blending the Aloft brand’s two core DNA, music and technology, with Beitou’s natural landscape, re-defining the traditional hotel experience and strengthening its footprint in Taipei. Aloft Taipei Beitou features 292 trendy, loft-inspired rooms and suites equipped with SPG Keyless, an American style restaurant Nook, the signature W XYZSM bar and three Tactic meeting spaces.
Experience the unique Re:mixSM on Aloft Taipei Beitou first floor. The lobby features a six meter-high ceiling covered with butterfly wing-styled wooden panel lighting that create the illusion of swirling in a valley of butterflies. Giant floor-to-ceiling pixel-like RGB LED wall gives the space a futuristic look. Meet and mingle with friends at the W XYZSM bar to enjoy signature cocktails, beverages and Live @ Aloft Hotels’ live acoustic performances, or play a game of pool. Come and experience the vivacious social scene and innovative space, designed for the hyper-connected tech-forward global traveler.