As climate change and biodiversity loss threaten our environment, Marriott International has made a statement with the debut of the eco-friendly Element Moline in Illinois.
Making moves to help conserve the environment and well-being of its guests, Element Moline offers eco-friendly wellness amenities with the support of the Moline Historic Society. The hotel highlights modern features of environmental sustainability while charming its visitors with an old-fashioned style.
The six-story hotel features earthy tones and nature-inspired designs while retaining the same structure and foundations of its historic building that sits near the Mississippi River. Its design includes exposed brick and columns; many of the building’s original components, which come from the O’Rourke Building, a warehouse that was originally built in 1916, have been preserved.
“The O’Rourke Building is an important part of the history of Moline”
“We are thrilled to be bringing Element Hotels to Illinois for the first time with the opening of this landmark property. The O’Rourke Building is an important part of the history of Moline, and we’re excited to be part of the city’s future,” said Marlon Whyte, senior global brand director of Element Hotels.
Element Moline’s eco-friendly ways
Element Moline uses décor and artwork from repurposed and recycled materials, low-volatile organic compound (VOC) paint, every lightbulb in the building is LED and all of the rooms have filtered water systems. In bathrooms, guests will find low-flow taps, as well as toiletries made with certified organic ingredients.
“It has been an exciting project preserving the historic charm of this building”
Aside from having eco-friendly amenities, Element Moline has the well-being of its guests on top priority. There’s a complimentary Rise breakfast every morning, featuring a yoghurt station and fresh fruits. Furthermore, the hotel is equipped with an indoor saline lap pool and a Motion Fitness centre open 24/7.
“It has been an exciting project preserving the historic charm of this building while turning it into a stylish and modern destination for the neighbourhood and visitors.”
Element Moline embraces a sustainable design philosophy – the National Park Service partnered with the ownership to review and approve every aspect of the project.