Aug162009

Element Las Vegas in HD

 

 

 

Element Hotel sign Las Vegas Summerlin

There are currently four element hotels open in the USA.

  1. Element  Lexington, Massachusetts
  2. Element Houston Vintage Park
  3. Element Las Vegas Summerlin

The element Las Vegas is located directly off I-215 North, adjacent to the  side of the freeway at exit 23. One side of the hotel faces the interstate. The front of the hotel faces the mountains. The interior side faces the pool and a new business park of office buildings. There is very little around the hotel except for a Chevron gas station. This area is still being developed.

The element hotel is designed for the extended stay hotel market segment.

First impression: Compact, convenient, all mod cons within reach.

 

Element Las Vegas studio suite desk

Element Las Vegas studio suite desk

 

The desk area provided a lamp, AV box, and desk chair. The primary complaint I had with the room was the broken desk chair. The chair would not rise from its low level position. The hotel promptly had a replacement chair in the room within five minutes of my phone call.

Free wireless at the hotel – oh yeahhh!

element Las Vegas Summerlin four-story hotel

element Las Vegas Summerlin four-story hotel

The element Las Vegas Summerlin is a four story hotel with five basic room types.

1. and 2.  Two types of studio suites have partial or full kitchens.

3. One bedroom suites have separate bedroom.

4. Two bedroom suites.

5. Executive Suites have extra sitting room space.

 

Element Las Vegas studio suite sitting area

There were two couches for seating and one opened into a queen bed.  I stayed in a Studio Suite with kitchen facilities including a stove top (no oven), full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and sink.

 

element Las Vegas refrigerator and dishwasher

element Las Vegas refrigerator and dishwasher

 

 

 

 

element Las Vegas Studio Suite kitchen

element Las Vegas Studio Suite kitchen

 

 

 

 

element Las Vegas Westin Heavenly bed

element Las Vegas Westin Heavenly bed

The lobby of the element provided a comfortable environment. Breakfast had 20 to 30 people over a couple of hours hanging around in the lobby. The place provided a cool space for eating, reading, surfing the net, exercising, wii and TV entertainment (until Tiger started losing the PGA Championship). A lobby pantry provided access to several kinds of snacks for purchase throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

element Las vegas lobby seating

element Las vegas lobby seating

 31” HD TV in room and 42″ HDTV in lobby provided numerous channel options and real HD reception.  The hotel TVs were great for watching the 2009 PGA Championship.

 

 

 

element Las vegas magnetic Do Not Disturb door sign

element Las vegas magnetic Do Not Disturb door sign

Free breakfast included juices, cereals, breads and pastries, smoothies, yogurt, and fruit. Hot eggs, sausage, and pancakes were provided in warming trays. For diners on the go there were wrapped egg and tomato bagels.

Hours are 6:30-9:30am Monday – Friday and 7 -10am Saturday and Sunday.

An evening complimentary reception with food and drink is provided 5:30-7pm Monday –Thursday. I stayed on a weekend and missed this service.

 

element Las Vegas lobby with Wii

element Las Vegas lobby with Wii

The lobby was a popular place with seating for about 60 at square dining tables, several couches and chairs, and counter tables. A Wii set-up using one main TV in the lobby was constantly in use by kids. Two computers were available in the lobby. A good size, bright and naturally lit with a bank of windows fitness room was frequently in use.

 

 

 

 

element Las Vegas pool

element Las Vegas pool

 

The outdoor pool has two shade cabanas. A long ledge in the pool allows people to sit in the water while leaving room for swimmers. The front desk receptionist said swimming was allowed until 11pm. The sign at the pool and information in the room stated pool hours were sunrise to sunset.

 

 

 

 

element Las vegas pool sitting shelf

element Las vegas pool sitting shelf

A large outdoor poolside grill is available for guest use.

 

The hotel is designed with a green concept. Daily maid service will straighten the room and make the bed. Extended stay guests receive a full room cleaning with bed linen changes every three days. The parking lot has dedicated hybrid car parking spaces. I realized there is a master switch for electricity when I couldn’t get the room lights to turn on. The master switch turned off does not prevent the TV working.

 

element Las Vegas fitness room

element Las Vegas fitness room

Kelley’s  complaint is the absence of a ledge for shaving her legs in the large shower stall. There is no bathtub in the bathroom. A plastic stool could remedy that issue.

 

 

 

 

element Las vegas shower

element Las vegas shower

 

Overall, I really like the element hotel. The Element Las Vegas seems popular with families.

 

 

 

 

Element Las Vegas bathroom sink

Element Las Vegas bathroom sink

The location in Summerlin makes the Las Vegas Strip a 15 to 20 minute drive. The Red Rock Casino and Resort 2 miles north, just off I-215, provides a large entertainment complex for family activities near to the Element Hotel. Red Rock has a large bowling alley, multi-theater movie, kids center, and a row of indoor fast food options like Panda Express and hamburger places adjacent to the casino. Red Rock is also a popular concert venue. Jackson Browne played the weekend of our stay.

 

Red Rock Casino pool, Las Vegas Summerlin

Red Rock Casino pool, Las Vegas Summerlin

 

 

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