Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Eco-Wise Element Brand to Debut in Nashville At oneC1TY

Slated to Open in 2018, Element Nashville West End Will Offer Healthy, Sustainable Lodging Just Minutes from Vanderbilt University, Music Row and Downtown

STAMFORD, Conn. - March 16, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced its Element brand will debut in Nashville at oneC1TY, the health and mindful living focused community west of downtown, in 2018. Owned by an affiliate of Cambridge Holdings, Element Nashville West End will feature 169 light-filled rooms and an atmosphere designed to fuel a life in balance and on the move.

“We look forward to introducing our eco-incubator Element brand to Nashville’s vibrant West End,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “On track to more than double its global portfolio in the next three years, Element offers travelers a bright, energizing environment, great design and everything they need for smart, sustainable living.”

“Nashville, and oneC1TY in particular, is a terrific fit for the eco-savvy Element brand, and we expect this new hotel will resonate with visitors to Music City,” said Allison Reid, Senior Vice President of North America Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “Both stylish and sustainable, Element is experiencing strong demand among owners and developers in pursuit of a strong global brand with a proven record of success.”

Located at the prominent entry to oneC1TY Nashville off the 28th / 31st Avenue Connector, Element Nashville West End will serve as a vibrant hub of activity including ground floor retail to appeal to hotel guests and the community. It is anticipated that an innovative restaurant will anchor the first floor facing the Community Table, oneC1TY’s central dining experience. Element Nashville West End is just minutes from Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Centennial Park, HCA, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the nightclubs and entertainment venues downtown and on Music Row. Additionally, Nashville International Airport (BNA) is just a 15-minute drive.

“We are delighted to introduce Starwood’s Element brand to Nashville and expect it will be a top choice among both business and leisure travelers,” said Roman Bogoslavsky, Cambridge’s Chief Investment Officer. “Element Nashville West End will offer visitors a winning combination of smart design and an unbeatable location, as well as complement oneC1TY and Cambridge’s mission to make mindful, healthy living easy. We believe travelers deserve more than a place to stay. They need a place to thrive, where they can start every day fresh, focused and alive.”

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 Nashville West End will offer a fluid design of modular furniture, fully equipped kitchens, the signature Heavenly® Bed and spa-inspired bathrooms. The hotel will offer conveniently accessible meeting space, amenities such as fast and free WiFi, available bikes, a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor amenity deck with unparalleled views of downtown Nashville.

Element continues to experience incredible growth momentum. In 2016, Element will open hotels in Boston, Chandler and Calgary, signifying the global appeal of the brand.

About Element Hotels

Element 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 21 Element Hotels worldwide, with 19 in North America, one in Europe and one in Asia Pacific, with new domestic and international hotels in development. Visit or connect on Facebook.

About oneC1TY

oneC1TY Nashville is a mindful healthy living community that provides innovative work environments in the heart of the university-healthcare corridor; as well as residential, retail and hospitality accommodations, all in one synergistic location. oneC1TY provides space for companies to connect with higher education, research and development and other related disciplines on its campus near the center of Nashville’s urban core. Learn more at and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Cambridge

Founded in 1987, Cambridge is a real estate firm specializing in the development and management of mindful, healthy living communities and health-enhancing facilities and services across the United States. Learn more at and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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Ashley Chapman
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Global Public Relations, Element


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