Atlific Hotels announced the development of Canadas first Element by Westin in Vaughan, Ontario, set to break ground in Winter 2012. A trailblazer in eco-conscious hospitality, the Element by Westin Vaughan is owned by ZZEN Group of Companies Ltd. and will be managed by Atlific Hotels.
The new Element by Westin Vaughan will feature 152 guest rooms and suites, along with a wealth of amenities to keep guests active, healthy and balanced while on the road. Amenities include a fitness centre, complimentary wellness programs, healthy food options and Rise, Element’s signature daily complimentary breakfast buffet offering low fat breakfast wraps and fruit smoothies. Guest rooms reflect the smart design of urban residences featuring custom-designed closet systems, cleverly designed workspaces, smart entertainment centres, Westin Heavenly® bathrooms and relaxing signature Westin Heavenly® Beds.
“Providers of a forward-thinking, eco-friendly hotel product, the Element brand will soon be an innovative leader in the Canadian hotel market,” said Philippe Gadbois, senior vice-president sales and marketing, Atlific Hotels. “We look forward to introducing Element to Canada and to the vibrant city of Vaughan.”
Element has taken the lead in going green by making it easy for guests to be environmentally responsible. In-room recycling bins, water-efficient faucets and fixtures and eco-friendly paints, carpets and furniture allow the eco-conscious guest to continue living green while travelling. Element Hotels practices a build-to-reduce philosophy, taking an eco-conscious approach to the planning and construction of each hotel. Element’s efficient water fixture technology saves 5300 gallons of water per guest room, per year, significantly reducing the strain on municipal water supplies. In addition, each Element hotel purchases 35 per cent of its electricity from renewable resources such as wind power.
Each Element hotel operates from a high-performance building where sustainable practices reduce waste, conserve resources and maximize natural light throughout. In 2008, Element became the first major hotel brand to mandate that each of its properties pursue LEED certification. The Element by Westin Vaughan will offer a ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station. The Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint network of open-platform charging stations makes it easy for drivers to locate stations nearby and track their vehicle’s progress.
Conveniently located on Highway 7 at the corner of Highway 27, the Element by Westin Vaughan will be located within the new Vaughan West Business Park providing easy access to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport as well as a number of local businesses, banquet facilities and downtown Toronto attractions. Some of the popular local attractions include Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Canada’s Wonderland, Wild Water Kingdom,Chateau Le Jardin da Vinci Banquet Hall, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum and Woodbine Entertainment Racing & Slots.
Element by Westin Vaughan will boast approximately 3000 square feet of flexible, energy-efficient meeting space that can be customized to meet any business or event needs. Meeting space features include modular furniture, state-of-the-art technology with 50” flat screen TVs, easy-access power outlets and free WIFI.
With a growing portfolio featuring more than 40 properties across Canada, Atlific Hotels will also manage Canada’s second Element hotel, the Element by Westin Vancouver Metrotown, scheduled to welcome guests in 2014.