Starwood has announced the first European property under its “eco-wise” Element brand.
The 133-studio and suite Element Frankfurt Airport is scheduled to open in 2014, and will be located within the Gateway Gardens development, a new city district on the site of former US military airbase.
The district is linked to Frankfurt airport by a shuttle service (four minutes 30 seconds to Terminal 1, and two minutes to Terminal 2 according to the development’s official website), with access to the ICE Express rail system.
As with all Element properties, the hotel will be built adhering to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards.
Features will include a 24-hour business centre, a meeting room, and a signature restaurant and espresso bar, while rooms will offer fully-equipped kitchesn, swiveling flatscreen TVs, large desks with open shelving and custom-designed cupboards, bathrooms with rain showers and dual-flush toilets.
Starwood’s Element brand launched in 2008 (see online news April 22, 2008), with a property in Lexington, Massachusetts, and has since grown to 15 hotels either open or under development.
Most of these are located in the US, including properties in Las Vegas, Miami, Houston and New York (see online news November 19, 2010), with hotels also set to open in Canada and Oman.
For more information visit starwoodhotels.com.
Report by Mark Caswell