So when Hyatt Place launched, I was really taken with it. It seemed like the best choice for a upper-low-end hotel (or should that be lower-mid-range hotel?) -- much preferable to Courtyards and Garden Inns. Hyatt Place didn't feel like "less", it felt "different". I liked the hotels, started staying in them a lot, and have been Diamond since. But now I've stayed in a couple of Alofts and I have to say that while I don't think the concept is perfect, they're spoiling me. HPs usually have tiny workout rooms -- one elliptical, two treadmills, and a stationary bicycle in a claustrophobic room. Alofts are much, much nicer, and have some actual strength equipment. The "bar" at HPs is just a place to get a drink if you're staying there. I had a friend join me at an Aloft bar and we agreed it was actually a cool place, someplace we'd happily go. The bathrooms in Hyatt Places are tiny -- I've been in tub/toilet rooms where one could barely close the door. Alofts are quite nice and have the frosted windows to let light into the shower. And the showers are tiled. I realize there are disadvantages to Aloft -- notably the lack of a free breakfast -- but how do others feel about this? Is HP in need of some updating to remain competitive?