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, the new Element hotel is set to offer healthy, active travellers a smart and sustainable stay, designed to fuel a balanced life while on the road.
“As Starwood’s eco-innovation lab, the Element brand has redefined the category with its light-filled atmosphere, eco-minded design and commitment to innovation,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “On track to triple its global portfolio by the end of 2017, Element is experiencing tremendous growth momentum and the brand’s debut in Asia Pacific is set to pave the way for more growth opportunities in the region.”
Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town will feature 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 plush signature Heavenly Beds, spa-inspired baths and separate invigorating rain showers and all natural bath amenities.
As Starwood’s eco-innovation lab, each 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. SPG Keyless Check-In – the hospitality industry’s first mobile, keyless entry system that allows guests to use their smartphone as a key is also available at Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town.
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). The hotel is only 30 minutes’ drive from Sunan Shuofang International Airport (WUX), and within easy reach to tourist sites such as Jiangsu Dayangshan National Forest Park, Suzhou Taihu Lake National Wetland Park, Suzhou Amusement Land, Zhenhu Embroidery Street and White Stream Ecological Park.
Grand opening offer
Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town offers a special opening package starting from RMB 558 net for a one-night stay in a Standard Room, including daily breakfast for one person. SPG members will receive double Starpoints as part of the package. In addition, SPG members will enjoy a 20 per cent discount on all food and beverages at Salon.
12 June 2015