A Starwood new brand-aloft property opened in Haidian district, Beijing, the hotel looks nice and it is only a catergory 1 properties for now.
There were serveral properties forgot to request catergory change when they opened, which made award stay at those newly opened hotels a great deal.
2 years ago, Hilton sanya opened as Hilton Catgory 1 hotel and lots of people too advantage of that "offer". Last year, Sheraton Dameisha Resort in Shenzhen opened as SPG Catergory 2 property, so I took advantage of it and redeemed 45000 points for three nights during National holiday in a 2 bedroom Oceanview suite and a connecting room on Executive level.
I will spend 2000 points to see what Beijing aloft looks like soon