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ISSUE 4 VOL 1 FEBRUARY 2014

an aloft orlando downtown talent newsletter

New York based DJ performs in WXYZ

DJ Tony Touch, a New York City based DJ spend his Friday night with us on February 7 th. A meet and greet started at 6:00pm. Tony Touch has been in the industry since the 80’s and knows his stuff. On July 9, 2013 he released his 6 th album featuring some of Hip-Hop music’s biggest and most successful rappers and artists. Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Method Man and Redman, Xzibit, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Fat Joe are just a few artists featured on the album appropriately titled, The Piece Master 3: Return of the 50 MC’s. A large crowd came in to party with us and also be entertained by DJ BMF a local Florida DJ.

First Valentine’s Day February 14, 2014 marked the first Valentine’s Day celebrated at the Aloft Orlando Downtown, by guests and talent alike. Julio and Kristen started the night tending bar in WXYZ. They got off to a slow start but business picked up around 9:30pm. Kristen really took control on the bar and handled many guests at a time with the help of Christine from Sales and Catering.

Orlando Ballet celebrated 40 years On Saturday, February 8, the Orlando Ballet held an event all over the hotel in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The event was old out and expected to bring in upwards of 300 guests. Extra valet attendants from Laz Parking were on hand the entire night. Teardown was surprising quick having started promptly at 11:00pm when the event ended lasting just about two hours. The Orlando Ballet were great clients and guests. Here’s to another 40 years. 500 South Orange Avenue | Orlando, FL 32801 | 407.380.3500 | aloftorlandodowntown.com

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Movies to Watch

Upcoming Talent Birthdays

Music to Listen To

March 2nd Becca, WXYZ March 8th Efren, Re:fresh Last Vegas

On DVD: 01/28/14 Four childhood friends take a trip to Las Vegas as senior citizens to get in one last hoorah before one of the men gets married. Michael Dougleas, Rober DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline star.

* If any birthdays were missed let Matt know at the front desk and he will give you a shout out on the next issue. *

Local Events

A Great Big World “Is Anybody Out There?” Released: 01/21/2014 This debut release comes from a duo who hit it big right from the start. Their first single was covered on Glee, and their second singler featured powerhouse performer Christina Aguilera. Listen To: This Is the New Year, Say Something, Rockstar

February 22  Orlando Philharmonic presents A Louis Armstrong Tribute @ Bob Carr

About Time

On DVD: 02/04/14 Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) finds out he can travel in time at the age of 21. The choices he makes change his past and future, but not necessarily in the way he hoped. Rachel McAdams also stars.

February 25-March 2  Warhorse presented by Broadway Across American @ Bob Carr March 6  Harlem Globetrotters @ Amway Center March 8-9  Nuclear Cowboyz @ Amway

The Fray “Helios” Released: 02/25/14 The Fray is back with a different sound. All songs on this release are written by the lead singer and guitarist and features lead single, ‘Love Don’t Die’ which has a sound reminiscent of Bon Jovi. Listen To: Love Don’t Die, Our Last Days, Same as you

March 14-16  Orlando Ballet presents Some Assembly Required @ Bob Carr Gravity

On DVD: 02/25/14 This film features only two actors in total on-screen. Dr. Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Lieutenant Kowalski (George Clooney) are astronauts that get trapped in space. Bullock receives her second Academy Award nomination for Gravity.

March 16  Paul Simon & Sting @ Amway March 8-9  Miley Cyrus @ Amway March 8-9  Evita presented by Broadway Across America @ Bob Carr

Various Artists “Now That’s What I Call Music 49” Released: 02/04/14 This compilation features 21 of the most recent music hits with something for everyone. Featured artist include: Zedd, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and more.

500 South Orange Avenue | Orlando, FL 32801 | 407.380.3500 | aloftorlandodowntown.com

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“A+++ experience, spacious suites!” We got two suites for a birthday weekend in Orlando with 8 girls. We had plenty of space to hang out, get ready and never felt cramped. With 4 girls, luggage, and everything else we had there was still plenty of room. The staff is friendly, helpful and was extremely accommodating with anything we needed. We were so happy with this hotel, thanks for the great experience!!

“Great for business” I was stay in Aloft Hotel in January for business and was a nice experience, is very well located in downtown Orlando near to nice restaurants and nightlife in downtown. The rooms are very nice not to big not to small those have all what you need for example coffee maker, water, a little fridge, iron, a little desk with Wi-Fi connection very fast and free. The only complaint I have the hot water in the shower was not work very well. The bar is very nice too, they have an excellent drinks and snacks too, the breakfast in the morning is ok, but have an extra cost. Overall my stay was good the employees are very friendly and nice.

“Surprising little gem in Downtown Orlando” Alofts can be quite the "cookie-cutter" hotel - when you have stayed in one, you've stayed in just about all of them. They sort of resemble the offspring of a W Hotel mating with an Ikea... That said, the Aloft in Orlando was a cut above the others in which I have stayed. It is a brand new hotel, which doesn't hurt. It is right down the street from the bustling downtown area, so it is an easy walk to the major business centers downtown, as well as dozens of excellent places to eat. The hotel has some excellent suites, with much more room than I have been accustomed to in the past. While some of the points made in the negative reviews here are accurate (faces highway, no restaurant, etc.), this is an Aloft - it's a room with 4 walls and a comfy bed. As far as Alofts go, it's a great one. 500 South Orange Avenue | Orlando, FL 32801 | 407.380.3500 | aloftorlandodowntown.com

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