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We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

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Aloft in China with Starwood

Aloft Hotel Foshan
Foshan, China

Aloft Hotel, sister of the Starwood’s W Hotel chain, targets young, hip guests worldwide with a contemporary, design-focused atmosphere.

When Starwood Hotels and Resorts opened its property in Foshan, China, the company asked HOK to design the site’s public-facing areas and guestroom floors.

Working closely with Starwood from concept design through construction administration, our team created a savvy, refreshing, loft-inspired venue to support the company’s innovation agenda and attract the brand’s younger, value-oriented consumers.

Adapting Aloft’s US prototype, HOK blended the appeal of local design elements and artists to create a regionally relevant play on the hotel’s brand.

The location is the second Aloft Hotel launched in China by Starwood Hotels and Resorts.


181,350 sq. ft. / 16,850 sq. m.
180 keys


Construction Administration
Interior Design