News for the Hospitality Executive
“We are happy to report
that building green from the ground up is truly affordable and are
estimating we will recoup our investment in energy savings, water
conservation and waste reduction in just three to five years,” said
Smart from the start and green from the ground-up, Element hotels comply with the mandates of high-performance green buildings. Guest rooms feature carpets with up to 100 percent recycled content, wall art is mounted on bases made from recycled tires and low VOC paints improve indoor air quality. Element conserves water and energy with low-flow faucets and fixtures, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and energy-efficient appliances. Guests can continue daily routines such as recycling papers and plastics, as well as using green materials, while those driving hybrid cars will be rewarded with priority parking. Even the ubiquitous “Do Not Disturb” sign has been replaced with an environmentally-friendly magnet.
The brand’s first
hotel, Element Lexington, earned LEED Gold certification in December of
2008 in recognition of its superior performance in areas including
water and energy conservation and improved indoor environmental quality
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 960 properties in 97 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Nancy J Friedman Public Relations
Starwood Hotels &
First of Two Element Hotel Projects Developed by Condor Hospitality,
LLC and InterMountain Management Opens in Houston, the 123 room Element
Houston Vintage Park / March 2009
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