Discover the Vibrant Beat of Aloft San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Where History Meets Natural Beauty

Unforgettable Experiences Await in the Charming Heart of the Sula Valley, Proudly Marking a New Era for Aloft Hotels in Honduras

San Pedro Sula, Honduras – WEBWIRE

Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoys portfolio of 31 extraordinary hotel brands, welcomes Aloft San Pedro Sula, a beacon of innovation, design, and music in Honduras. Situated in an energetic residential area, the hotel offers a prime location with proximity to commercial and entertainment areas, including an array of restaurants, bars, and business centers. Aloft San Pedro Sula provides guests with breathtaking vistas of the sprawling Sula Valley, a region of immense industrial and historical significance. Close to one of the biggest ports in the Caribbean Sea, the Merendon mountains, Yojoa Lake, and ancient Mayan ruins in Copan, the Sula Valley is a gateway to trade and tourism.

We are very excited to be back in Honduras, a market that captivates with its history that can be traced back to its origins in the sugarcane fields, eventually evolving into a vibrant hub influenced by renowned banana companies. Paying homage to this rich heritage, the city of San Pedro Sula is adorned with vestiges and architectural influences that reflect its past, said Brian King, President of Marriott International, Caribbean and Latin America.

Aloft San Pedro Sula boasts 122 practical and well-equipped rooms, ensuring guests enjoy a restful stay amid an array of unforgettable experiences. The property offers several high-tech features for added guest convenience, including a mobile key program for keyless guestroom entry. The hotel also offers special amenities such as the Camp Aloft kids program, the Arf℠ (Animals R Fun) pet-friendly program, and the Live at Aloft space showcasing local musicians.

At W XYZ bar, visitors immerse themselves in a hip ambiance while savoring the artistry of unique mixology creations. The Re:mix℠ lounge provides a vibrant social hub that becomes a meeting point for locals and travelers to connect and create lasting memories.

The Aloft San Pedro Sula, Honduras introduces the first Depot Restaurant, with a stylish motorcycle and car-themed decor collection, offering guests a delightful dining experience. Visitors can indulge in a diverse menu showcasing delectable local and international dishes, exemplifying the culinary creativity that defines the region.

The hotel features versatile meeting spaces designed to cater to various needs. From modern and flexible meeting rooms to the breathtaking Tactic Rooftop, guests can conveniently host productive meetings, intimate gatherings, and memorable events. The Tactic Rooftop, boasting panoramic views of the Sula Valley, sets an extraordinary backdrop to impress attendees.

Wellness takes center stage at Aloft San Pedro Sula, where the hotel offers the Re:charge℠ fitness centera 24/7 haven equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that allow guests to maintain their active lifestyle while enjoying panoramic mountain views. Moreover, the Splash pool provides a serene oasis where guests can relax and rejuvenate amidst the stunning natural beauty of San Pedro Sula. To satisfy hungry travelers, Re:fuel by Aloft℠ offers a grab-and-go selection of smart and healthy options.

We are thrilled to welcome guests to Aloft San Pedro Sula, where they can embark on an extraordinary journey that combines history, natural beauty, and vibrant experiences, said Caroline Bolduc, General Manager of Aloft San Pedro Sula. With our unique location and exceptional amenities, we aim to provide unforgettable moments that exceed guest expectations.

About Aloft Hotels
Aloft Hotels currently encompasses over 220 hotels in 29 countries and territories. Catering to a tech-savvy, music-loving crowd, the brand offers vibrant, eclectic spaces that thrive off bringing people together. A brand for music lovers and music makers alike, Aloft is best known for its emphasis on innovative music programming through its Live at Aloft platform. Signature brand amenities include WXYZ bar, Re:mix lounge, grab-and-go breakfast concept Re:fuel by Aloft, and pet-friendly program Arf (Animals R Fun). Aloft moves to its own beat it is Different. By Design. using technology and design to enhance experiences and evolve with the needs of its guests. For more information, visit and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Aloft is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

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Vibrant Taiwan – Video Evolving at Home and Abroad

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) welcomed over 100 guests to its Taiwan in View conference, with Deputy Minister of Culture, Sue Wang, giving the opening remarks as the Guest of Honour.
Deputy Minister Wang highlighted the importance of the video industry in Taiwan and announced that the Cultural and Creative Industries Development Act will be revised to foster its growth. She said that the government aims to work closely with video operators and urge them to invest more comprehensively in the video industry, beyond films and into local content creation. She also emphasized the need to safeguard local content from piracy and admitted that the current efforts are not satisfactory. She also shared that the Ministry of Culture’s vision is to enhance the quality and availability of Taiwanese content across all platforms.

National Communications Commission (NCC) Commissioner Wang Jiang-Jia set the stage for the day’s discussions with Commissioner Wang laying out NCC priorities to support the development and growth of the local content industry. He noted that the OTT TV Act, which had been under discussion for many years, was still being considered. However, the NCC was mindful of the need to ensure consumer protection was balanced with the constant needs for consumption of content, especially as 5G was being developed across Taiwan.

This focus on local content was reiterated during the panel on The Streaming Wars, where Daphne Yang, CEO of CATCHPLAY, stressed the importance of protecting and promoting local stories and content on both domestic and international platforms. She said that OTT players still need to work with aggregators to reach a wider audience and that there is a lack of original content in Taiwan. Similarly, Daphne Lee, Chairperson, NMEA and Vice President of New Media Service Business, Taiwan Mobile, also said that global OTT players will be key partners to mobile operators like herself. And like many markets around the region, the cost of acquiring and producing content in Taiwan is increasing and poses a challenge for everyone. However, the market certainly has potential for more content providers to compete and operators would like to see more quality content produced by their partners.

During his session on Upping the Local Content Game, Jay Lin, Founder & CEO, Portico Media & GagaOOLala, shared his strategy to go from niche to mainstream, or to “play small and go big”. Lin also shared that in the past, platforms and IP were the only ones travelling, but the trend has now shifted to streaming travelling too. Phil Tang, President, Greener Grass Culture, is also seeing a trend where local content producers are working with local OTT platforms to bring content internationally as evidenced by the huge success of his series, Copycat Killer, on Netflix.

With Taiwan having long been one of the most important cable markets in Asia, it was interesting to hear the differing views from cable industry chiefs. Cliff Lai, Vice Chairman, Homeplus Digital, felt that cable TV will slowly decline, and that broadband will be its salvation. He also expects more competition from broadband in the future, as it offers good transmission and affordable prices. Lai also highlighted that a stronger fight against piracy is needed to give cable TV a better outlook. Concurrently, Steve Wang, President, Kbro Co, highlighted the lack of uniform regulation across cable TV and how that was holding back the cable industry.

The conference also took time to focus on some of the issues that are impeding the growth of the industry. Grace Shao, Head, IP & Tech Group, Baker McKenzie Taipei, Edward Lee, Secretary General, Chinese Internet Channel Community Association (CICCA) and Yeo Kok Siew, Managing Director, Warner Music Taiwan, discussed the need to have transparency and accountability in the relationship between the video industry and the music collecting associations. Music is essential for the video industry, and there is no lack of desire to ensure rights are paid for, but the number of associations, the artists represented, and rates charged are not clear, making the subject more challenging than is seen in other markets.

Piracy has also been proliferating in Taiwan with a growing need to address the problem. Both Claudia Peng, Secretary General, Cable Broadband Institute in Taiwan (CBIT) and May Chen, Secretary General, Satellite Television Broadcasting Association (STBA) agreed that addressing online piracy, particularly via illegal set top boxes, is a matter of urgency and they urged the government to implement efficient and effective anti-piracy means such as Domain Name Service Response Policy Zones (DNS RPZ), while Taejin Lee, Senior Manager, International Development Department, Korea Copyright Protection Agency, concluded with a sense of hope by talking about the success that Korea had seen in both promoting and protecting their content.

Taiwan in View is proudly sponsored by A+E Networks, Brightcove, Broadpeak, IP Systems, Irdeto, National Communications Commission, Portico Media and Satellite Television Broadcasting Association

About the Asia Video Industry Association

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy through its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.

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A 2 day vibrant performance of dance drama based on life of Raja Rammohun Roy at Kartavya Path concludes today

 Highlights :

  • Dance Drama titled ‘Yugpurush Raja Rammohun Roy’ based on theme Nari Samman concluded today.
  • Presentation was also a part of  campaign under which cultural programmes are to be  organised at Central Vista every week
  • The event was also part of year long celebration of 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohun Roy

A two day  enthralling and  opulent dance drama based on the life of Raja Rammohun Roy, who is called the father of modern Indian society,  concluded   today.  The dance drama was organised today at  Kartavya Path and India Gate (Central Vista). Titled ‘Yugpurush Raja Rammohun Roy’, the program was  based on the theme ‘Nari Samman’, and is being organised  by Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation of Ministry of Culture.

The dance drama attracted large crowds and the audience enjoyed the performances and the colourful presentation of the characters.

Carrying forward the year-long commemoration of Raja Rammohun Roy’s birth anniversary, ‘Yugpurush’ was a theatrical dance performance on the ideals of Rammohun Roy. #AmritMahotsav #Yugpurush


— Ministry of Culture (@MinOfCultureGoI) November 6, 2022

A one-year long celebration was launched by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India on May 22, 2022, on the occasion of the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Rammohun Roy, as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

This audio-visual presentation is also a part of  campaign under which cultural programmes are to be  organised at Central Vista every week. Directed by well known  choreographer Neelay Sengupta.

The dance drama  based on the life of Raja Ram Mohan Roy  familiarised the audience with his great works, high ideals and philosophy of life closely. The performance  began at 6.00pm and admission to this program was  completely free for all.

Born on May 22, 1772 in Radhanagar, Bengal, Raja Rammohun Roy played a remarkable role in the religious, social and political reforms of India. He was the founder of Brahmo Samaj and always promoted modern and scientific approach.



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