HUNTSVILLE, AL—The formerly vacant floors of the Westin Huntsville will be converted to an Element Huntsville as a separate extended-stay hotel and will be managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.
Construction on the property is already underway and scheduled to open by early 2017. This includes the build-out of 150 rooms, including 68 suites, all with full kitchens.
While Westin and Element by Westin are both Starwood brands, this will be the first dual-property complex in the country with both the Westin and Element brands in one location.
“Westin is already such a high-profile brand. By bringing Element to the top floors of the hotel complex, we will attract even more prominent guests while providing a high-class experience for all of our guests,” said Mark Nelson, general manager for the Westin Huntsville.
The first floor of the hotel building will have one entrance for Westin guests and separate entrance, lobby, check-in desk and elevators exclusively for Element guests. There will be only one connector between two hotel brands in the first floor lobby.
Nelson’s team will oversee both brands at the hotel complex.