Starwood’s Element brand serves as an eco-innovation lab for the rest of the company, piloting new technologies that are then applied to other brands. The Element Miami International Airport (shown) has recycling bins in guest rooms and public areas, soy-based fabrics, a daylight-harvesting system in public spaces, and energy-efficient LED exterior lighting, among other sustainable practices.
The Shore Hotel on the waterfront Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif., has balconies on every room that are oriented to maximize daylight, natural ventilation, and views.
The Parkroyal on Pickering in central Singapore was designed as a hotel in a garden, extending the greenery from the neighboring park with sky gardens, water features, and planted terraces.
Rendering of the Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s Parkroyal on Pickering in central Singapore, designed by Singapore-based WOHA Architects.