Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open its first Aloft Hotel in Miami, US, in December 2011.

The 160-room Aloft Miami-Brickell hotel will be owned and managed by a joint venture between Sunview Companies and HES Group.

Aloft Miami-Brickell will feature an indoor pool, a bar, gym, private parking and 914m² of meeting space.

“We hope this is going to be the first of several Aloft Hotels we develop and manage in the south-east Florida area,” said HES Group CEO Francisco Arocha.