Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Element Expands Presence in China

STAMFORD, CT—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed an agreement with Ningxia Minsheng Real Estate Co., Ltd. to debut its eco-wise Element brand hotel in Yinchuan—the capital city of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) in northwest China. Slated to open in early 2021, the Element Yinchuan Binhe marks Starwood’s entry into Yinchuan.

Element Yinchuan Hotel will feature 200 guestrooms and suites, a fitness center, a saline pool and complimentary bikes for guests to borrow. The hotel will also offer flexible meeting space.

As Starwood’s eco-innovation lab, all Element hotels are built green from the ground up using sustainable products and practices wherever possible. The brand’s core sustainable design components across all properties include low flow rainfall and showerheads, no-PVC flooring, energy efficient LED lighting, electric-vehicle charging stations, filtered water, green materials such as low-VOC paints, and recycled-content carpeting and guestroom designs incorporating sustainable features.

Starwood plans to open three additional Element hotels within the next four years across Greater China, including Element Sanya Haitang Bay in Sanya; Element Tianjin Beichen in Tianjin; and Element Chongli in Zhangjiakou, which is located in the city that will co-host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.