Baton Rouge, LA – December 2, 2021 – Element by Westin®, part of Marriott International, is set to debut on Wednesday, December 8, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with the opening of the 123-room Element Baton Rouge South. Located at 8649 Summa Avenue, the hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Summa Lodging, LLC and managed by Paramount Hospitality Management of Atlanta, Georgia. General Manager Brandon Cantrell and Director of Sales Kathleen Hodgins lead the management team at the new longer-stay hotel.

Located across from the Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, the Element Baton Rouge South offers guests convenient access to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Specialty Care, the Mall of Louisiana, Louisiana State University and downtown Baton Rouge. The five-story hotel is perfect for a short trip or longer stay and is nearby to numerous shopping, dining and entertainment options.

“We are very excited to open the first Element by Westin® in Baton Rouge and look forward to introducing the brand’s unique blend of nature-influenced environment with a focus on sustainability to the local community,” said, Brandon Cantrell, General Manager, Element Baton Rouge South. “We want our guests to stay connected and to feel alive and balanced, whether coming for a visit to one of our fantastic medical facilities, on business travel or a family social event, our associates look forward to pampering each guest.”

The Element Baton Rouge South features an assortment of rooms and suites, including the brand’s Studio Commons Connector rooms, communal rooms designed to appeal to a variety of different needs. Each guest room includes efficient work space with a large desk, spa-inspired bathrooms with an oversized spa shower, the signature Heavenly® Bed and high-speed Wi-Fi, and the suites include a fully-equipped kitchen. When it is time to unwind, the hotel has the latest in-room entertainment technology, allowing guests to access their Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts, through the HDTV.

Element Hotels aims to inspire guests to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while on the road by offering a complimentary Rise breakfast every morning featuring a make your own parfait yogurt station, a fresh range of whole fruits and other healthy options. Those looking to keep up with their fitness routine can enjoy the Motion Fitness center, open 24/7. Additional hotel amenities at the pet-friendly hotel include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a meeting room, an outdoor patio complete with lounge seating, a relaxing firepit, and a barbecue grill, complimentary parking, electric-car charging stations, a 24/7 Market and the Element’s Bike to Borrow program, where you can borrow bicycles and safety helmets, free of charge.

For more information on the Element Baton Rouge South or to make reservations, please call 225-813-7020 or visit