Starwood opens the first Element hotel in Europe

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Starwood is to open a new-build Element hotel at Gateway Gardens, Frankfurt`s new city district near the airport.

Scheduled to open in 2014, Element Frankfurt Airport marks the much-anticipated European debut of the trailblazing eco-wise brand.  The hotel will be located in a newly developed business district at the doorstep of Europe’s third busiest air travel hub, near the global headquarters of companies such as Lufthansa, Condor and DB Schenker.

In keeping with the tenets of the Element brand, Element Frankfurt Airport’s 133 light-filled studios and one-bedroom suites will be stylish, sustainable and designed for comfort.  Each suite will feature a fluid design of modular furniture, swiveling flat-screen televisions, large desks with open shelving and custom-designed closets.  Bathrooms will be spa-inspired with an invigorating rain shower and dual-flush toilet.  Rooms will also feature fully equipped kitchens and the signature Heavenly Bed.  Other brand signatures will include Motion, a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness centre and a meeting room with modular furnishings, a flexible layout and state-of-the-art technology that can be customised to meet any business or social needs. In addition, Element Frankfurt Airport will offer a signature restaurant and espresso bar.

In 2008 Element pledged that all their hotels would pursue the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Certification, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

The Element philosophy is to satisfy guests' needs with the environment in mind. Outfitted with many upscale delights, Element guests can recharge and refresh in the 'Heavenly" Bed, spa-inspired bathrooms and natural light-filled guest rooms. While in-room recycling bins, water-efficient faucets and fixtures and eco-friendly paints, carpets, and furniture allow the eco-conscious guest to continue living green while on the road.

For more information see Element's green vision pages.

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