Element plans 2015 B.C. launch

VANCOUVER, BC—Starwood plans to open Element Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C., in the first quarter of 2015, part of a larger Canadian expansion program.

VANCOUVER, BC—Starwood plans to open Element Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby, B.C., in the first quarter of 2015, part of a larger Canadian expansion program.

Element Vancouver Metrotown will feature 169 rooms and 5,500 square feet of meeting space. It will be the second Element hotel in Canada, joining Element Vaughan Southwest, north of Toronto.

“There is a lot of opportunity with the Element brand from coast to coast,” said a Starwood spokesperson. The focus is on secondary and tertiary markets across Canada.

On track to open its 15th hotel later this year, with four new hotels opening in 2014, Element has another 15 hotels slated to open by the end of 2017.