Historic Location Gets an Eco-Friendly Makeover with First Element Hotel in Illinois
Now open – 96 Rooms
Located near the Mississippi River, the six-story building features earth tones and nature-inspired designs throughout while retaining the same structure and foundations of the historic building. The design includes many details of the original warehouse such as exposed brick and columns in its spacious guest rooms, and many components of the building"s lobby, ceilings, and flooring have been preserved. The hotel also features a firepit in the interior courtyard. The project embraces Element Hotels" sustainable design philosophy—the National Park Service partnered with the ownership to review and approve every aspect of the project, including the restored Art Deco façade and entrance.
Element Moline offers guests the many eco-friendly amenities that are an important part of the Element Hotels experience. It features decor and artwork from repurposed and recycled materials, low VOC paint, and every light bulb in the building is LED. All 96 spacious guest rooms provide travelers with a filtered water system within each room. In the bathroom, guests will find low-flow faucets, toilets and showers, as well as environmentally-conscious body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and soap, containing certified organic ingredients by Pharmacopia, an all-natural vegan and cruelty-free brand.
Guests can ensure they never miss a beat while traveling by using the hotel"s 960 square feet of meeting space, which includes two meeting rooms for conferences and gatherings – one of which is named after the original owners of the building, Crandall. The hotel also includes complimentary high-speed internet access throughout all guestrooms and public spaces, as well as access to a print and fax machine.
Designed for the longer-stay guest, Element Hotels allow guests to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while on the road. To cater to this, the hotel offers a complimentary Rise breakfast every morning featuring a yogurt station, a fresh range of whole fruits, and more. The hotel is equipped with an indoor saline lap pool and an 830-square-foot Motion Fitness center, open 24/7. To keep track of their workout, guests can monitor themselves with the Your Trainer app, which is a virtual training app that customizes workouts to your goals, fitness level, and schedule. The app has workouts fine-tuned for the equipment at Element Hotels. The property also benefits from Element"s Bikes to Borrow program, which is run in partnership with Priority Bicycles.