Slated to Open in August 2015, Element Basalt Aspen Valley will Offer Smart, Sustainable Lodging near Aspen, Snowmass Village and Outdoor Recreation Areas

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT) today announced plans to introduce its trailblazing Element brand to Basalt, Colorado. Set to open in August 2015, Element Basalt Aspen Valley is ideally situated near two of the nation’s most prestigious ski and mountain towns: Aspen and Snowmass Village. Owned by a joint venture between Silverwest Hotel Partners and Mariner Real Estate Management, the newly constructed Element hotel will offer a fresh, new option for travelers with 113 stylish, sustainable rooms and a light-filled atmosphere designed to fuel a life in balance and on the move. It will join Element Denver as the brand’s second property in Colorado.

Less than 30 minutes to both Aspen and Snowmass Village, Element Basalt Aspen Valley will be located within the new Willis Town Center, the only sustainable mixed-use community in the Roaring Fork Valley. Guests will be within walking distance of the community’s shops, restaurants, residences, offices and Whole Foods Market. Situated at the gateway of the White River National Forest, the hotel will offer easy access to the area’s outdoor recreation including numerous hiking and biking trails, fly-fishing in the waters of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers and a choice of premium golf courses.