Staying in your Element

Thailand May 07, 2017 12:20

By The Nation

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Marriott International introduces its sibling brand Element with the opening of the eco-conscious Element Kuala Lumpur featuring modern rooms and healthy food options.

Designed by globally-acclaimed architects Foster+Partners and owned by IB Hotel Management Sdn Bhd, this property is the first branch in Southeast Asia and offers open-plan studio rooms and single or multi-room suites that are ideal for larger groups and extended-stay travellers.

The hotel is situated in Ilham Tower, making it the tallest eco-conscious hotel and raising the city’s standards in sustainable hospitality.

Element Kuala Lumpur is Green Building Index (GBI)-certified with eco-friendly design and best practices including a rainwater harvesting system, indoor air quality CO2 monitor and energy-efficient LED lighting. Built green from the ground-up, Element Hotels incorporates sustainable design and eco-friendly practices that will appeal to the environmentally aware traveler.

“Element Kuala Lumpur marks an important milestone for the brand as the first in Southeast Asia. We are happy to work in partnership with IB Hotel Management Sdn Bhd who also recognises the need to respond to the evolving expectations of travellers today,” says Rivero Delgado, Marriott International’s market vice president, Singapore, Malaysia & the Maldives

“We are thrilled to introduce our fourteenth brand to Malaysia and specifically to Kuala Lumpur, a city that perfectly embodies the qualities of the Element brand – alive, smart and balanced.”

With views of the city skyline and the hills, the hotel offers well-decorated 252 rooms along with the Signature Heavenly bed and spa-inspired bathrooms. In addition to the 132 stylish studio units, there’s a choice of luxurious one, two and three bedroom suites, equipped with kitchenettes, making them ideal for a long stay.

All rooms reflect a clever use of space through the thoughtful open-plan layout, which is illuminated with abundant natural light and furnished with modern, outdoor-inspired decor that reflects the organic forms and textures found in nature.

“The residentially styled suites give more space for guests to live their life and to find balance while on the road, plus Element Kuala Lumpur offers endless healthy options for travellers such as the Bikes-to-Borrow programme,” says Mike Fulkerson, Marriott International, vice president, brand and marketing Asia Pacific. “No matter how long a guest stays, whether it’s a few days or a few weeks, Element Kuala Lumpur ensures that time away from home doesn’t mean time away from life.”

Element Hotels offers wholesome food options and activities to ensure all guests can maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle while on the road for business or pleasure. The Trace restaurant & bar has already become a new hip hangout and serves a healthy breakfast including refreshing smoothies, wholesome granola, fresh fruits and more.

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