Marriott International’s Element by Westin brand has opened a new 460-room eco-conscious hotel for extended-stay travellers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.
Called Element Philadelphia, the new hotel has been developed by Conshohoken-based Chestlen Development. It is designed to suit the needs of families, groups and business travellers.
Element Philadelphia offers rooms in different sizes that range from a standard guest room, to deluxe and executive guest rooms, to one-bedroom suites.
Each room comes with fully equipped kitchens, Westin Heavenly beds and spa-inspired bathrooms fitted with rain showers.
The hotel also features a business centre, Motion Fitness centre, guest laundry services, Sky Lobby with open seating for work and relaxation and other safe, socially distanced amenities for guests.
Several dining options are also provided at the hotel, such as a complimentary Rise breakfast, Relax evening reception, and grab-and-go meals, snacks and beverages from the Restore gourmet pantry.
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Guests can also opt to create home-cooked meals in their rooms.
The hotel’s more than 45,000ft2 event space will be made available soon for indoor meetings, events and celebrations.
In addition, Element Philadelphia offers a Bikes to Borrow programme and a pet-friendly programme for its guests to explore the city on their own.
Element Philadelphia complex general manager Edward Baten said: “Bringing the Element brand to Philadelphia was a strategic decision to appeal to the wellness-minded modern traveller, who is looking for self-sufficiency, more space to recharge, and amenities that align with their lifestyle.
“As the needs of travel, work and leisure have evolved over the last year, our offering is better suited than ever before to welcome guests with a range of work and life demands. Our flexible accommodations will open at a time when it’s needed most for leisure and business travellers alike.”
The design team of the hotel has introduced various eco-friendly materials and practices during its construction and development.
Some of the eco-friendly, sustainable design elements are carpets made from up to 100% recycled materials, electric vehicle charging stations, low-flow faucets and fixtures silverware and glassware, 100% recycled postconsumer wastepaper for printing and stationery purposes and more.