Aloft is Starwood Hotels' mid-scale, urban-style business and boutique hotel brand, so it's fitting that it's nestled in Leawood's mixed-use development, Park Place, at 115th and Ash. The hotel's bar, called WXYZ, is snazzy, slick and sits off to the side of the lounge and deck, allowing you to carry your cocktail away to a cushy chair or table outside. The drinks here are actually cheaper than those downstairs at RA Sushi, the trendy gathering spot on the first floor, and are served alongside much less noise. There are also a few cheap food selections, and one of the coolest-looking bar surfaces in the metro, made with concrete and LED lights. It's hotel nightlife done right.