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Eco-Friendly Lodging Part of Dual-Hotel Complex Coming to Flushing

By Katie Honan | September 25, 2013 2:06pm
 The heated, indoor pool will be shared by both hotels, developers said.
The heated, indoor pool will be shared by both hotels, developers said.
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Starwood Resorts

FLUSHING — An eco-friendly hotel is slated to open in two years as part of a dual-hotel complex near LaGuardia Airport and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, developers said.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the project, which will bring a Four Points by Sheraton and Element hotel to an industrial spot on 35th Avenue and 114th Street in Flushing.

The hotels will share an indoor heated pool and a 24-hour fitness center, but will offer different, affordable options for travelers and guests, a senior vice president with the company said.

“This exciting, new project will combine our affordable and stylish Four Points brand with our eco-wise Element brand in one location within the vibrant borough of Queens,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select Brands for Starwood.

The Four Points will feature 178 “stylish and comfortable” rooms, over 1,500 square feet of meeting space and dining service.

The adjacent Element hotel — which was the first major hotel brand to build using LEED standards — will feature 118 rooms and a flexible layout for meetings, according to the company.

The location is 10 minutes from LaGuardia Airport and near Citi Field, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and attractions along the 7 train.

The hotels are scheduled to open in September 2015, and will be built by the Century Construction Group, a real estate development group based in Flushing.