Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the debut of its eco-conscious Element® brand in Asia Pacific with the opening of Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town in Suzhou, China. Owned by Suzhou Science and Technology Town Kexin Cultural Tourism Development Co., LTD., the new Element hotel is set to offer travelers a smart and sustainable stay.
“Recent studies have shown that consumers are becoming increasingly interested in environmentally-friendly practices and products, as well as sustainable living,” said Stephen Ho, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.
Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town features 188 rooms and suites. Guests can work, play, or relax in the spacious, smart and modern guestrooms, all of which offer oversized windows for natural light. Each room comes with a well-equipped energy-efficient kitchen; and amenities such as the signature Heavenly® Beds, spa-inspired baths and separate invigorating rain showers and all natural bath amenities.
With light-filled public areas and a calming atmosphere, Element hotels employ a natural color palette, giving each hotel an organic openness that matches the architecture and weightless feeling of the space.
As Starwood’s eco-innovation lab, each Element®’s room also features a work space and high-tech office and entertainment equipment, with complimentary internet access and a one-stop connectivity solution that allows guests to hook up portable electronics to their in-room TV. The hotel also offers 1,200 square meters of flexible meeting space with modular fast & free WiFi throughout.
Recognizing that whole living is more of a lifestyle than a trend, Element Hotels have re-imagined extended stay by setting a new standard for life on the road. Guest can refuel for the day ahead at Salon, an all-day dining restaurant, or enjoy a variety of traditional local, Huaiyang and authentic Cantonese cuisine at the well-designed private rooms. At the Relax evening reception, guests can wind down over a selection of savory wine, food and beverage pairings. The 24/7 self-serve pantry Restore offers healthy options and unique delights for every taste.
Staying on the move is easy with the hotel’s state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center, an indoor saline swimming pool as well as complimentary bikes for rent.
Known as the Venice of the East and for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Classical Gardens, Suzhou is a major city in the southeast of Jiangsu Province, half an hour by speed train from Shanghai. Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town is conveniently located in the Science and Technology Town, an eco-city in the heart of Suzhou National New & Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (SND).