Starwood opens green hotel in New Jersey

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has opened its first ElementSM hotel in New Jersey, US and the seventh Element hotel globally, Element Ewing-Hopewell in Ewing.The hotel is owned through a joint venture between American Properties Realty, Inc. and Hersha Hospitality Management, L.P., which is also the manager of the hotel.

    Element, Starwood’s green trailblazer, made history when it launched as the only major hotel brand to mandate that its properties pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for high-performance buildings.

    With 127 guest rooms and more than 600sqm of meeting space, Element Ewing delivers an eco experience with public spaces, modern amenities and smart design. Element Ewing will offer a curbside charging station for electric vehicles for local residents and guests alike.

    Element Ewing provides a new choice for Mercer County business and leisure travelers. The hotel is located between Princeton and Trenton, and Ewing and the surrounding area is home to corporations including Merrill Lynch, Bristol-Myers Squibb , Johnson & Johnson, Medeikon, Solar Energy Corporation, Redpoint Bio, Thermo-Temp Corporation, and Educational Testing Services, along with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton at Ewing.

    Starwood, specialty select brands senior vice president, Brian McGuinness said: “In a region where business thrives on fresh ideas and bold thinking, we’re pleased to introduce Element’s inspiring, invigorating guest experience. Whether they’re staying for three nights or three weeks, guests will appreciate the energizing atmosphere they’ll find at Element Ewing.”

    The hotel’s opening will also bring more than 35 new – and green – jobs to Mercer County, McGuinness added.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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