July 23, 2007

Congratulations to TakingITGlobal!


aloha! Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.and aloft hotels has donated the aloft island to TakingITGlobal, an international organization that currently reaches over 1 million young people in over 200 countries. Led by youth and empowered by technology, TakingITGlobal works to inspire, inform and get young people around the world involved in improving their local and global communities.

"We are incredibly grateful to aloft for giving our community this opportunity to grow and look forward to sharing our future success with the brand."
- Michael Furdyk, Director of Technology from TakingITGlobal.

Please be sure to visit the TakingITGlobal island soon. They will be hosting many events for the Second Life community and plan to discuss global and social issues that they care deeply about.

Thank you for everyone who submitted ideas for the island. We really appreciate your interest in aloft over the past year.

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June 4, 2007

Submission Collection Ended June 1st


Thank you for all of your wonderful submissions to acquire the aloft island. We were thrilled with the many responses we received. Later this month, we will announce the new owner of the aloft island for the coming year. Best of luck to everyone who participated!

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May 14, 2007

Friendly Reminder!

Do not forget to that we are donating the aloft island back to the SL community. Please submit your best idea to acquire the island once we leave Second Life. Send Cider Starbrook your submission (must be 500 words or less) by June 1st.

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May 9, 2007

Last night's event with the aloft team

On behalf of my collegues at ElectricArtists and Electric Sheep, we want to thank you, the residents of SL, for making last night's event so much fun! Here are some snapshots of the evening...














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October 25, 2006

Announcement: aloft Halloween Costume Contest

As residents of Second Life begin to prepare for next week's Halloween festivities, aloft hotels is having its first virtual Halloween costume contest inside of Second Life.

Here's how it works.

To enter the Halloween costume contest, from now until 11:30pm EST on October 31st, all you need to do is to take a photo of your Second Life avatar in your Halloween costume on the aloft island sim, either inside or outside the hotel. To enter, simply email a jpeg version of the photo to us at frontdesk@virtualaloft.com. In your email, include your name, avatar name, email address, and mailing address to be eligible. To be eligible, your photo must be received by 11:00 pm EST on October 31st, 2006.

Then at midnight on November 1st, our panel of judges will select five Grand Prize winners and 10 first prize winners from all eligible images received. Winning entries will be selected based equally on the following criteria: creativity, originality, and effort.

There's a limit of one winning image per participant and in the event of a tie, the entrant with the highest score in the creativity category will be considered the winner.

Winners will be notified via email within seven seven days of the selection. If the potential winner does not respond within seven seven days after the first attempt to contact him/her, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, we will then select an alternate potential winner in his/her place from all entries received.

All grand prize winners will receive gift sets from Bliss Spas and first prize winners will receive aloft t-shirts.

If you have any questions, drop us a note at frontdesk@virtualaloft.com

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October 20, 2006

Last Night at aloft

On behalf of all of us at aloft hotels, ElectricArtists, and Electric Sheep, we'd like to thank everyone for coming out last night to the official Grand Opening of the virtual aloft hotel in Second Life. We'd especially like to thank Ben Folds and SONY BMG for making the night super special.

Unfortunately, due to the technical limitations of Second Life, it wasn't possible to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend, so we thank all of you for who wanted to attend but couldn't, for understanding.

Stay tuned for more events. We're planning a big Halloween blow-out at the hotel which should be a lot of fun. If you've missed the event, here's some photos of what went down...

(For those who attended last night, let us know what you thought by posting a comment....)




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October 12, 2006

aloft to Open In Second Life Next Thursday October 19th with Ben Folds

We're excited to let you know that the official launch party for the aloft hotel inside of Second Life will take place next Thursday with a special appearance by Ben Folds.

The launch party in Second Life will take place on October 19th, from 7PM-9PM.

Ben Folds will appear live at the virtual aloft and will give people a chance to be the first to hear new tracks off of his upcoming album, supersunnyspeedgraphic.

To attend the launch party, send us an e-mail to frontdesk@virtualaloft.com to request a VIP invitation to the event.

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