A recognized industry leader in the eco-space, Element offers travelers a fresh interpretation of the traditional hotel experience with natural light, modern design, healthy options and eco-minded sensibilities. This reimagined extended-stay experience is perfect for the traveler who is visiting for a few days or a few weeks. Guests can fuel their day with the healthy Rise breakfast and wind down with the Relax evening wine reception - both complimentary. Spacious studios and one-bedroom suites at Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building will offer a fluid design of modular furniture, fully equipped kitchens, the signature Heavenly® Bed and spa-inspired bathrooms. Hotel amenities will include the Restore gourmet pantry, fast and free WiFi, complimentary bikes to borrow, a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center and indoor swimming pool."The new Element will help meet demand for high-caliber extended stay lodging in downtown Detroit, as well as address the growing demand for business and leisure travel to downtown, particularly given its close proximity to the city's top entertainment attractions," said David Di Rita, with the Roxbury Group. "With its historic appeal, smart design and diverse offerings, Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building will serve an important role in the growth of the city and in our ongoing drive to preserve the City's architectural gems." Located near Grand Circus Park, Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building is in the heart of the City's Entertainment District, just three blocks from both Comerica Park and Ford Field. Nearby attractions include Greektown, the Detroit Opera House, Fox and Filmore Theatres, as well as Downtown Detroit's growing array of popular restaurants and bars. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is less than half an hour away. Element continues to grow at a phenomenal pace with hotels slated to open in numerous markets by the end of 2017, including Austin, Dallas, Midland, San Antonio, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Moline, Redmond, Huntsville, Palmdale, Columbus, Calgary, Edmonton, London, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and Hebei, China.
About Element HotelsElement Hotels is made to order for guests in the know and on the go. Its bright design defies convention, bathing guest rooms and public spaces in natural light. Stylish and sustainable throughout, Element offers extended stay comfort with a conscience and lots of signature amenities from its healthy RISE breakfast and RELAX evening reception to saline swimming pools, spacious fitness centers, bikes to borrow and electric vehicle charging stations. Starwood's latest brand innovation, Element made history in 2008 as the only major hotel brand to pursue LEED certification for high-performance buildings brand-wide. To date, there are 22 Element Hotels worldwide, with 19 in North America, two in Europe and one in Asia Pacific, with new domestic and international hotels in development. Visit www.ElementHotels.com or connect on Facebook. About Metropolitan Hotel Partners, LLC Metropolitan Hotel Partners is a joint venture between the Means Group and Roxbury Group, both Detroit-based developers with significant experience in residential, commercial and hospitality development, construction and management. About Means Group Inc. Means Group Inc. is a Detroit-based creative land solutions company with over 40 years of combined experience. With a main focus on the adaptive reuse of buildings and over one million square feet of property development and management experience, Means Group has successfully been able to transform existing buildings and create vibrant communities and experiences. The most recent example was their redevelopment of the Woodward Garden Development, which included four phases of development and the complete restoration of the historic Garden Theater, originally built in 1912. About The Roxbury Group The Roxbury Group is a real estate development and consulting firm founded in 2005. The firm specializes in complex real estate and economic development projects. Since its founding, the Roxbury Group has developed projects for its own account and others totaling over $125 million in total project value with $75 million of projects in the pipeline. Most recently, they began construction on The Griswold, a $24 million, 80-unit apartment building that will rise five stories atop a 10-story parking and retail building in Detroit's Capitol Park, and the Plaza, a 74 unit apartment conversion of an historic former office building in Detroit's midtown district. In 2014 they re-opened the historic David Whitney Building in downtown's Grand Circus Park, following a $94 million redevelopment into an Aloft hotel and 105 apartments with first floor restaurants and retail.