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Starwood Opens Second Eco-Wise Element

Starwood Hotels & Resorts opened its second Element hotel in Canada last week.

The Element Vancouver Metrotown is owned by Bosa Properties and managed by Atlific Hotels. It is located in Bosa’s new Sovereign building, the tallest tower in Burnaby, British Columbia.

“Element Vancouver Metrotown is a terrific addition to our growing portfolio and an ideal choice for this location, given Vancouver’s bold initiative to become the world’s greenest city by 2020,” said Brian McGuinness, senior vice-president of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “On track to triple its portfolio by the end of 2017, Element is resonating with travelers who share the brand’s passion for great design and smart, sustainable living.”

Features of the new property include:

  • 6,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 169 light-filled rooms and suites
  • modern design and furnishings (modular furniture, swiveling flat-screen televisions, custom-designed closets, spa-inspired bathrooms, large desks with open shelving)
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • indoor saline swimming pool
  • access to a 28,000-square-foot Good Life® Fitness gym in the Sovereign Tower
  • fast, free WiFi throughout the property
  • ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station for guests and travelers

The hotel is conveniently located on the northeast corner of Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue within Metropolis at Metrotown – a leading shopping, dining and entertainment complex just steps from the growing Burnaby business district. Home to numerous corporations and high-tech businesses, Burnaby is a 20-minute ride from downtown Vancouver via SkyTrain and convenient to Rogers Arena, BC Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Element Vancouver Metrotown joins Element Vaughan Southwest in the Greater Toronto Area. Two more Element hotels will be opening in Canada in 2016.

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.

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