STAMFORD, Conn., — Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the opening of Element Vancouver Metrotown — the second Element hotel to open in Canada.
“Element Vancouver Metrotown is a terrific addition to our growing portfolio and an ideal choice for this location, given Vancouver’s bold initiative to become the world’s greenest city by 2020,” said Brian McGuinness, SVP, Specialty Select Brands, of Connecticut-based Starwood. “On track to triple its portfolio by the end of 2017, Element is resonating with travellers who share the brand’s passion for great design and smart, sustainable living.”
Owned by Bosa Properties, and managed by Atlific Hotels, Element Vancouver Metrotown is part of Bosa’s new Sovereign building, the tallest tower in Burnaby, B.C. It has 169 guestrooms and suites featuring spa-inspired bathrooms with a rain shower and dual-flush toilet. Amenities include a bike-borrowing program, a 24-hour fitness centre and an indoor saline swimming pool. B.C.-based Glowbal Group’s Trattoria will open in the hotel this month, offering a casual-dining experience.
Element property managers are required to pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.