Starwood Debuts Two New Hotel Brands in Maryland

7th May 2009

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and LTD Management Company introduce two new hotel brands to Maryland today with the opening of Aloft Arundel Mills and Element Arundel Mills. Aloft is the stylish new select service lifestyle brand inspired by W Hotels, and Element, which is inspired by Westin Hotels & Resorts, offers a compelling new experience for longer-stay guests.  Aloft Arundel Mills is the 25th Aloft hotel to open worldwide and joins a robust portfolio that includes hotels in destinations like Chicago, Denver, Montreal, San Antonio and Beijing. Located just outside the Baltimore Beltway, Aloft Arundel Mills offers 142 spacious, loft-like rooms, intuitive technology and a hip, social atmosphere. The 147-room Element Arundel Mills, the brand’s fourth to open, is designed specifically for people who strive to maintain a sense of balance while away from home and their typical routine. Both hotels are minutes away from BWI Airport and Fort Meade and are easily accessible to Baltimore and Washington, DC.

“We are thrilled to work with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to open the 25th Aloft hotel, as well as the eco-chic Element,” said Neel Desai, Managing Partner for LTD Management Company. “Both hotels offer innovative travel options for the tech-savvy and environmentally aware. This will be our second Aloft opening and first Element opening.”

“Opening these two hotels side by side, and on the same day, underscores Starwood’s ability to grow with best-in-class partners to develop quality hotels in key markets, even during challenging times,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Aloft and Element Hotels. “These two new hotels are not only meaningful additions to the brands; they are also critical to Starwood’s overall growth as we progress on our journey to open our 1,000th hotel and resort this year. ”



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