Element Hotels and Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts – part of Marriott Bonvoy®’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 brands, together with The Ritchie Group and Garn Development, Utah-based commercial real estate development companies, announce the opening of Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown and Element Salt Lake City Downtown. The dual-branded property commemorates Element’s milestone 100th global opening and its first in Salt Lake City, complementing its location in Moab, Utah. The property also marks the first Le Méridien in Utah, and the first hotel with an expansive rooftop bar in the market. This first-ever combination of the two distinctly unique brands is managed by Azul Hospitality Group, a San Diego-based hospitality management platform that provides an innovative approach to maximizing performance.
“This is a milestone moment nestled against the mountains for two of Marriott Bonvoy’s lifestyle brands as we open Element Hotels’ 100th hotel and our first Le Méridien property in Utah,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand & Marketing Officer, Marriott International. “With Element’s longer-stay lifestyle offering and Le Méridien’s essence of savouring the good life, intermixed with Salt Lake City’s high-altitude beauty, travelers can discover two unique experiences that allow for extraordinary memories.”
The hotels are ideally located just six miles from the airport and is within 30 miles of several popular ski destinations including Brighton Ski, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, and Snowbird, making skiing and other outdoor excursions easily accessible. The property is also adjacent to Vivint Arena, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz, and steps away from the Salt Palace Convention Center. The property is located in The West Quarter, a new mixed-used development which connects two halves of downtown with a mid-block pedestrian road called Quarter Row. In addition to Le Méridien and Element Salt Lake City Downtown, The West Quarter offers easy access to a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Warehouse District.
The fusion of the two brands under one roof provides guests with flexible options for an experience that suits their needs and lifestyle including room categories, amenities, design, and more. Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown embraces the brand’s European spirit of savouring the good life with timeless mid-century modern design elements combined with inspiration from Salt Lake City’s landscape of deep evergreens, golds, and wood tones, and programming that encourages creative travellers to linger longer. Element Salt Lake City Downtown perfectly complements with spacious studios and one-bedroom suites with nature-inspired design ideal for active travelers who seek a healthy, balanced routine, whether visiting for a few days or for a longer stay. Sustainability is integrated in an unobtrusive way with low flow water features to reduce water consumption, electric vehicle charging stations, complimentary bike rentals, and more.
Le Méridien Salt Lake City Downtown features 144 sophisticated rooms and suites, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with city views and emerald tile-adorned showers. Curated with design-forward and custom-made décor inspired by the brand’s celebrated mid-century modern flair, accommodations are a nod to the brand’s distinctive heritage and provide guests with the Le Méridien signature plush bed, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, and illy coffee.
Element Salt Lake City Downtown offers 126 sustainable and bright rooms and suites with city view floor-to-ceiling windows, fully equipped kitchens, spacious spa-like bathrooms with eco-conscious amenities, and the signature Heavenly® beds. Accommodations feature ergonomic design elements with modern touches and relaxing earth-toned colors. Guests are treated to a complimentary daily Rise breakfast and a Relax evening reception. As part of the brand’s collaboration with Lettuce Grow, a nationally recognized leader of hydroponic gardening, travelers will have direct access to free, farm-fresh produce and herbs. Guests can collect their own green selections from an on-property Lettuce Grow Farmstand for use in their Rise breakfast or to bring back to their own in-room kitchens.