Starwood's Element brand makes South Florida debut

 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has announced the opening of the Element Miami International Airport.

The property is under Element, the eco-wise brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., so that it boasts of 209 guestrooms and suites built green from the ground up.

The Element brand made history with its 2008 launch as the first major hotel brand to mandate that all properties pursue the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for high-performance buildings.


The Element Miami International Airport’s features include: Rise, Element’s healthy complimentary breakfast; Motion, a 24-hour fitness center; Restore, a gourmet food pantry; a 791-square-foot meeting room with modular furnishings, flexible layout and state-of-the-art technology that can be customized to meet business or social needs; and a ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station.

Still other features include: gathering spaces, from a lobby flooded with natural light to a multi-storied window wall and from an outdoor fire pit, to water features and a barbecue; spa-inspired bathrooms with a rain-shower and dual-flush toilet; and kitchens featuring filtered water, ENERGY STAR-rated appliances and utensils.

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Radisson Individuals aims to bring independent hotels and local, regional chains into the global Radisson Hotel Group platform.