Dual-branded Aloft and Element property coming to Columbus, Ohio

​Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced plans for a dual-branded hotel development in Columbus, Ohio, featuring its Aloft and Element brands. Owned by Indus Hotels, the 136-room Aloft Columbus and 123-room Element Columbus will be located adjacent to The Ohio State University, minutes from downtown Columbus. Marking the debut of both the Aloft and Element brands in Columbus, the hotels are slated to open in early 2017.

Aloft Columbus will have loft-like rooms, accessible technologies and a line-up of innovative programming. Amenities will include re:fuel by Aloft – a one-stop grab & go food and beverage area, and the W XYZ bar, which will have local artists and more with Live at Aloft Hotels programming.

Element Columbus will have light-filled studios with fully equipped kitchens and spa-inspired bathrooms. Guests can access Element’s complimentary bikes to borrow and enjoy the brand’s RISE breakfast and RELAX evening reception.

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Each hotel will each have its own entrance, lobby and reception area, but will share a porte-cochere and drive, large fitness center and indoor pool, 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a 300-space parking garage.

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