- Market: Hospitality
- Tampa, FL
- Client: Starwood Hotels
- GC: Wichman Construction
- Completion Date: July 2014
Awning Works Inc. is always excited to take on new challenges and fun designs that help set our clients apart and add beauty to their projects. Along with the practical usage of awnings, we love the opportunity to show some flair. That’s why it was our pleasure to work with Aloft Hotels on a hip and modern, illuminated decking canopy awning for their new downtown Tampa location.
Developed in partnership with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the Aloft style is notable for its “urban cool in unexpected places.” This unique design offers guests a great experience at an affordable price, adding a unique option for visitors in the Tampa Bay region.
The team at Awning Works Inc. had to tackle the custom project to replicate the look of other Aloft hotels and maintain their current branding. Awning Works installed the custom-designed aluminum decking canopy, a signature LED awning piece that sets Aloft apart from the rest of the hotels in the downtown Tampa area.
The bold, colorful design is a striking visual in downtown Tampa. The Aloft Tampa is just a few steps from the Tampa Riverwalk, meaning the unique design can be seen both from the city and the Hillsborough River. Located along the Hillsborough River, Aloft Tampa Downtown is within walking distance of the University of Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, University of South Florida’s new CAMLS facility, Tampa Times Forum, Tampa Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa History Museum, Curtis Hixon Park, Florida Aquarium and the Port of Tampa. The Aloft Tampa adds to the beautiful architecture of downtown Tampa.
Awning Works Inc. is proud of the team effort to bring this project to completion. Our partners at Wichman Construction, Eastern Metals, Dr. Ram A. Goel of SoneyFM Engineers and Creative Sign Designs all played a part in bringing this vision to reality.