FRANKFURT — The Stamford, Conn.-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the debut of Element Frankfurt Airport — the first Element hotel outside of North America.
“We are delighted to partner with Bari Gruppe as we expand the innovative Element brand beyond North America,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East. “The opening of Element Frankfurt Airport could not have come at a better time, with the rising number of savvy and environmentally conscious travellers and the Element brand’s unprecedented global growth momentum.”
The hotel is located in Gateway Gardens, Frankfurt’s new business district. It features 133 extended-stay studios and one-bedroom suites equipped with flat-screen TVs, large desks with open shelving, custom-designed closets and an energy-efficient kitchen. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, meeting space, a business centre, complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-7 grab-and-go gourmet food pantry. The hotel’s restaurant and bar, Limónes, serves Spanish cuisine, including a healthy breakfast, shared lunches with tapas-style dishes and à la carte dining meals.
Element became the first major hotel brand to mandate that all properties pursue the U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification. Element’s global portfolio is set to double within two years from 15 to 30 hotels by the end of 2017.