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Two new Element hotels for the US

23 Sep 2009 by Sara Turner

Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ extended-stay brand has seen its fifth and sixth hotels launch, with the opening of Element Denver Park Meadows and Element Dallas Fort Worth Airport North.

Located near the busiest airport in Texas, Element Dallas Fort Worth Airport North has a business centre and a 24-hour gym, as well as free wifi throughout the hotel. Rooms come with Starwood’s signature Westin Heavenly bed and flatscreen TVs, as well as fully-fitted kitchens. The two meeting rooms Resolve and Review can host up to 147 delegates theatre-style.

Element Denver Park Meadows is located close to the Denver Tech Centre, on the outskirts of Lone City in Colorado, near a light-rail line that provides a link to downtown. Rooms also come with cooking areas, 32-inch LCD TVs, and free wireless internet access throughout.

The Lone City property also has a spa, a fitness facility and a small meeting room. Restore restaurant serves a free breakfast, and there is also a 24-hour grab-and-go pantry.

The Element brand first launched early last year, with the first hotel opening in Lexington, near Boston. With a clear green agenda, all Element Hotels must pursue the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Natural light is used as much as possible in the hotels, which also use eco-friendly materials in their construction and decoration. Filtered drinking water is provided in cups rather than plastic bottles, recycling bins are available in guest rooms and public areas, and the regular paper “Do Not Disturb” signs have been replaced with magnetic ones.

Visit starwoodhotels.com/element

Report by Sara Turner

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