Element Miami Doral to Break Ground
Tuesday March 11th, 2014 - 1:31PM PGABT
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DORAL, FL—The new Element Miami Doral is expected to open in July of 2015 as part of a dual-hotel development, joining Aloft Miami Doral, which opened in March 2013. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on March 11 at 4 p.m. Owned by Eurocon, LLC, Element Miami Doral will offer 139 sustainable rooms.
"We are delighted to break ground on Element Miami Doral, the second Starwood property in this ideally located dual-hotel development, close to Miami’s best shopping, world-famous beaches and nightlife," stated Brian McGuinness, SVP of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. "The Element brand offers guests a bright, energizing environment that's conducive to both work and play and we expect this hotel will be well received by visitors to greater Miami."
One of the fastest growing cities in Miami-Dade County, Doral is home to many of the region’s largest companies and government institutions, including the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Southern Command and Carnival Corporation, according to the brand. Element Miami Doral will be the second Element hotel in greater Miami, joining Element Miami International Airport.
Element is the first major hotel brand to mandate that all properties pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for high-performance buildings. It’s recognized as an industry leader in the eco-space, and offers travelers a fresh, reimagined interpretation of the extended stay hotel experience.
Element Miami Doral will provide light-filled studios as well as one-bedroom suites featuring a fluid design of modular furniture, swiveling flat-screen TVs, large desks with open shelving and custom-designed closets. Rooms will also offer fully equipped kitchens and the signature Heavenly Bed, and spa-inspired bathrooms will feature an invigorating rain shower and dual-flush toilet.
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