Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced plans to open Element Harrison in Summer of 2014, just five miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Owned and developed by Harrison Hotel 1, an entity of Ironstate Holdings, LLC, a Hoboken, NJ-based developer, and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Element Harrison will join Element Ewing Princeton as the brand’s second hotel in New Jersey. Starwood’s trailblazing eco-wise Element(R) brand delivers a smart new lodging option for travelers with 138 guest rooms and suites built green from the ground up.
Element Harrison will typify the “balance” that Starwood’s Element brand offers to business and leisure travelers. Just minutes from Newark, Jersey City and lower Manhattan, Element Harrison will be walking distance to a variety of shops and restaurants and within proximity to Newark’s business district. Less than 30 minutes from Manhattan’s financial district, the hotel is located right at the NJ PATH Harrison train station and close to the Newark Penn Station and the Gateway Center. The hotel will also be ideally situated in the heart of a growing sports and entertainment hub, including the newly-opened 25,000 seat soccer stadium for the NY Red Bulls professional soccer team in Harrison, and the Prudential Center in Newark, which is home to the New Jersey Devils professional hockey team, college basketball, concerts, family shows and special events throughout the year.
“Element Harrison will provide a fresh, new update on lodging that will appeal to travelers to the bustling Newark metropolitan area,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “The Element brand offers guests a bright, energizing environment that’s conducive to both work and play.”
The Element brand made history with its 2008 launch. It 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. More than just a “green” hotel brand, however, Element offers travelers a sophisticated setting with stylish rooms designed for comfort. Every signature detail aims to fuel a life in balance and on the move. Element Harrison will feature all the brand’s signatures, including:
Rise, Element’s hearty and healthy complimentary breakfast
Motion, a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center
Relax, complimentary evening receptions
Restore, a gourmet food pantry
1,500-square-feet of meeting space with modular furnishings, flexible layout and state-of-the-art technology that can be customized to meet and business or social needs
Dynamic gathering spaces, from a lobby flooded with natural light to a multi-storied window wall and from an outdoor fire pit, to water features and a barbecue
Light filled guest rooms with a fluid design of modular furniture, swiveling flat-screen televisions, large desks with open shelving, and custom-designed closets
The signature Heavenly(R) Bed
Spa-inspired bathrooms with an invigorating rain-shower and dual-flush toilet
Fully equipped kitchens featuring filtered water, ENERGY STAR-rated appliances and utensils to prepare a gourmet meal
“We’re very excited to introduce Element to Harrison and expect the brand’s fusion of style, personal wellbeing and sustainability will resonate with guests,” said James Ronga, Vice President of Ironstate Holdings, LLC. “Our location adjacent to the PATH Station and so close to Newark Liberty International Airport will also make Element Harrison a highly attractive choice for travelers on the go.”