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Now There's One More Place to Eat at MIA: Your Element Room

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  Site Where: 3525 NW 25th Street [map], Miami, FL, United States, 33142
March 5, 2012 at 9:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

When the inevitable happens and you're delayed at Miami International Airport, you will now have a respectable place to wait it out--and even cook up a little dinner. Yes, it's here at last: welcome to the hotel jungle, Element Miami!

Last time we checked, there were no rooms until March 11 but today when we dropped by the website, the opening date banner was gone and lo and behold, there are rooms available tonight, from $169 a night or 4,000 Starpoints.

To mark the long-awaited arrival of the hotel, Starwood is hosting a ribbon-cutting for Element Miami next week--and we hear that Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen and other execs will be using bikes to create 'pedal power' electricity to show off the brand's commitment to green living (though we'd rather be hiking up a volcano to get in our cardio for the day).

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Everything Takes a Bit Longer in Miami, Including the Opening of Element

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  Site Where: 3525 NW 25th Street [map], Miami, FL, United States, 33142
February 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

If there's one thing that Miami and hotel openings have in common it's that they both make you wait longer than you'd like. Especially when you need to get permits from City officials to open your doors.

Which is all to say: we're not surprised that Element Miami is still a few weeks away and not already open as we thought it might be by now.

The hotel's website is saying Opening February 16--but taking reservations from March 1. A rep for Element tells us it's safe to say it will be open in 'late February.' And the earliest night we could find a room is March 11, for $159 a night.

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Element Miami Should Open Just in Time for Stranded Travelers at MIA

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  Site Where: 3525 NW 25th Street [map], Miami, FL, United States, 33142
January 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Yes, the hotel news keeps a-coming.

After several delays (about four), the Element Miami will open for real in a few short weeks. Just in time for all those winter storms which no doubt will leave travelers stranded at MIA!

While the date on the website says January 26, we couldn't actually book a room online until February 1. There we found rooms for $169 a night for 373-sq.ft. non-smoking room with a king bed. For a studio room with a full kitchen and about 100-sq.ft more space, that will cost you only $179 a night.

One-bedroom suites with even more space and a pull-out queen sofa are just $189 a night. And remember those room rates include WiFi and a hot breakfast everyday.

While those rates are great for a new hotel in Miami during peak season, remember, this property is closer to the airport than the thong bikinis of South Beach so plan accordingly.

[Photo: Miami Herald]

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The Wait at MIA Just Got a Little Longer... For The New Element

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  Site Where: 3525 NW 25th Street [map], Miami, FL, United States, 33142
April 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

Stop us if you've heard this one: We get totes excited about a new outpost of Westin's Element Hotels brand, await the opening eagerly, but wind up having our hopes dashed, again and again, as the hotel is delayed month after month.

Yes, we played this sad, wait by the phone game with Element Times Square West in NYC, and now it looks like we're being forced to wait a little longer for the new Element Miami International Airport.

When we first heard about this outpost last summer, the opening was slated for May. Then, it was listed on our Master List of Worldwide Hotel Openings for June. Now, the website is claiming the hotel will open in August.

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