Elements heads to North Carolina’s Wilmington

CBL Properties and Vision Hospitality Group are to develop the first Element by Westin hotel in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.

The Marriott International site will encompass 139 rooms across a 83,000 sq ft six storey property.

Short and long term stays

Construction of Element by Westin at Mayfaire Town Center has just begun, with an expected opening in spring 2024. The hotel is being developed in a 49/51 joint venture between CBL and Vision Hospitality.

Offering many of the comforts of home, Element caters to those looking to stay both short and long-term. The brand’s hotels have an outdoor-inspired, sustainability-focused design philosophy, and feature spacious guestrooms with in-room kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms, and signature Heavenly Beds.

Unique lodging experience

Stephen Lebovitz, CEO of CBL Properties, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group to bring the unique lodging experience of Element to Mayfaire Town Center.

“CBL’s strategy is to bring new uses to our properties such as entertainment, dining, multi-family and hotels. The addition of the Element hotel will further enhance the premier mix of retail, restaurants, entertainment, and other options already available at the property.”

Market demand

Mitch Patel, Vision’s president and CEO, added: “CBL Properties has been a valued partner of ours. We are excited to collaborate with them once again to address the significant market demand and introduce the Element brand to the Wilmington area.”

Elsewhere in the state for the brand, Element Hotel Stonewall Station will bring 176 rooms to Charlotte in Q4 2023; while over in South Carolina the 88-key Element Charleston Historic Downtown will appear in Q2 2024 as part of a mixed-use development; and in the same quarter but further north on the US eastern seaboard, The Element at Short Pump is due to debut 130 rooms just outside Richmond, Virginia.