Starwood Opens Element Miami International Airport

Starwood Opens Element Miami International Airport

Vacation News » North America Vacation News Edition | By Scott Kauffman | February 28, 2012 8:00 AM ET

(MIAMI, FL) -- Starwood Hotels and Resorts recently opened Element Miami International Airport. One of Starwood's newer "eco-wise" brands, Element features 209 guest rooms and suites built green from the ground up.

The hotel's strategic location puts it at the doorstep of one of the world's busiest air-travel hubs - Miami International Airport - and just two blocks from the long anticipated Miami Central Station, a world-class transportation hub that will transform options for travelers in several phases starting in spring 2012. The new facility includes Airport Link Metrorail service, providing a direct rail connection to Downtown Miami. For those needing a car during their travels, the transportation hub includes a brand new rental car facility that unites 16 rental car companies in a new 6,500 vehicle facility.

"With its own combination of beautiful natural elements and singular style, Miami is a perfect fit for the Element brand," said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. "Element offers guests a bright, energizing environment that's conducive to both work and play, all while affording easy access to the city and to the airport.

The Element brand made history with its 2008 launch. It is the first major hotel brand to mandate that all properties pursue the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for high-performance buildings.

 "We're very excited to bring Elements fusion of style, personal wellbeing and sustainability to Miami, and we think guests will appreciate having a fresh option so close to MIA," said Lew Wiens, President of True North Hotel Group, the hotels management company. "Our location adjacent to such a key transportation hub makes Element Miami unbeatable for business and leisure travelers alike.

Eco-wise and energizing, Element Hotels is about smart design for savvy travelers. For guests seeking balance on the road, Element offers bright, spacious environments that offer flexibility for work or relaxation. Rooms are stylish, sustainable (incorporating recycled materials and environmentally-friendly fixtures) and eminently livable. Element affords easy access to its surrounding destinations - along with inspiration to make the most of the trip. A healthy complimentary breakfast called Rise, an evening reception called Relax, and gourmet food pantry called Restore, fuels the guests sense of well-being. Other signatures, including saline swimming pools, bikes to borrow, and electric vehicle charging stations, inspire guests to go and do.

There are now 10 Element hotels in 10 U.S. markets, with new domestic and international hotels in development.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1090 properties in 100 countries and territories with 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties.

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