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Hotels, Clearly, Have Become the New Porn (NYLO, Aloft -- Yes, You)

NYLO Plano: Or, if I'm going to travel that far north, I'd need a hotel room.

Speaking of hotels -- and, really, when are we not these days? -- the new issue of Time celebrates the latest brands of boffo lodging aimed at the traveling hipster in need of WiFi, Wii and IKEA furnishings. Chief among the hostelries profiled: NYLO Plano on Preston Road, where the reviews are mixed elsewhere but which Time finds nothing short of dazzlingly cool: "NYLO not only has design features that play up the locality, like cowhide rugs and glass chandeliers in the shape of antlers in Texas, but ... also will offer local entertainment such as bands, art shows and movie nights, along with staff members who may be desk clerks by day but are dancers, writers and artists by night." No wonder the front-desk service is said to be lacking.

Also mentioned: Aloft, three of which are already open in the DFW -- in Frisco and Plano, natch, and Las Colinas -- with a third under construction in downtown Dallas courtesy Larry Hamiton. Hamilton's Aloft, as you may recall, is going in blocks from the convention center. Only, watch out, fancypantses: Notes the story, "About a third of upscale franchisees [switch] brands at some point, according to Smith Travel Research." --Robert Wilonsky

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