True to its name, this hip hotel, located right on Tempe's Rio Salado waterfront, features loft-inspired design, with modern, minimalist decor. Bright, flashy, and fun, aloft is unlike anything the Valley has seen. It seeks to create a social experience for travelers, pulling them out into community areas where "energy flows" instead of encouraging them to hole up in their rooms. Built with the intention of getting guests to socialize, the modern European-style rooms are
small, affording views of Tempe Town Lake on the south side. Bathrooms are also stylish but utilitarian.