Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide signed an agreement with Ningxia Minsheng Real Estate to debut its Element brand hotel in Yinchuan, the capital city of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) in northwest China. Slated to open in early 2021, Element Yinchuan Binhe will mark Starwood’s entry into Yinchuan.
Element Yinchuan Binhe will have 200 guestrooms and suites, a fitness center, a saline pool and complimentary bikes. The hotel will also have 80 square meters (861 square feet) of meeting space that can be customized for various needs. Wi-Fi connectivity will be available throughout the hotel.
All Element hotels are built green from the ground up, using sustainable products and practices wherever possible. Element properties include low flow rainfall and showerheads, no-PVC flooring, LED lighting, electric vehicle charging stations, filtered water, green materials such as low-VOC paints and recycled-content carpeting and guestroom designs incorporating sustainable features.
Starwood plans to open three additional Element hotels within the next four years across Greater China, including Element Sanya Haitang Bay in Sanya; Element Tianjin Beichen in Tianjin; and Element Chongli in Zhangjiakou, which is located in the city that will co-host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Element Yinchuan Binhe will be located at the crossing of Yongtong Road and Weishijiu Road in the Binhe New District. The property will be situated in a mixed-use development project initiated by the NHAR Administration, which will also consist of four parks, an art gallery and an artists’ village.