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Element Las Vegas (Summerlin)


It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Starwood hotels. I have been a loyal member of this hotel chain for a very long time and think they treat their SPG members right. So when I discovered there was a new property in the Las Vegas area, particularly in the Red Rock Canyon area I was excited to try it out. The hotel is called Element and it is a new sub-family of Westin (a Bonvoy property).

The property is built with a minimalist and modern design but with an eye on greenness and whole living. Mr. Misadventures and I stayed there at the beginning of this month when we visited the Red Rock Canyon Park and the Valley of Fire State Park. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

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Mr. Misadventures had been in Las Vegas on the strip the entire week prior to my arrival. That meant, among other things, a whole week of restaurant food. As a travel who often takes long trips, I can tell you that you do eventually get tired of restaurants, as hard as that may be to believe!

Sunday night we would be heading back to Vegas to have a nice dinner and see a show, but we wanted to chill out on restaurant food for a bit. One of the benefits of Element is that the rooms offer a kitchen and a fully-equipped one at that! So we did a little shopping trip to Whole Foods to pick up supplies so that we could cook our own meals during the weekend.

You can see the importance of greenness right away when arriving on the property, there are spots for hybrid and electric cars; recycling bins, and other little touches that enforce their green and whole living philosophies.

Hybrid and electric parking at Element

The design of the property reflects our personal taste of minimalism mixed with modern/urban design.


The rooms are well thought out, a perfect little studio apartment.


The kitchen is great. Really functional for such a small (but well-thought-out) space.


The little details have been considered, like where to fit your suitcases:


As well as offering a cube of all kinds of plugs for a multitude of appliances and accessories. One miss on this box…why no USB ports?


To top it all off the room rate includes breakfast. A hot, fresh breakfast! Not industrial waffles burnt in a toaster or pastries from a plastic bag. No, their breakfast is real food. Like a choice of several fresh squeezed juices. Fresh yogurts and yogurt shake and several hot selections. I ate an egg white sandwich on a whole wheat English muffin and it was delectable.

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This location is only 15-20 minutes from the strip. You can stay here and play there. It is a gorgeous, hotel with all the amenities of home and work and is pleasing to the eye. I loved it and will definitely be staying again.

Hotel details: Element Las Vegas (Summerlin) – 10555 Discovery Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135. (702) 589-2000

How about you? Ever stayed in an Element property? What was your experience like?

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  1. This place looks awesome! Great find.

    1. @Derek, it is perfect for being near all the red rock hiking and not too far from the strip.

  2. summerlin says:

    Thanks for exciting blog post! I really liked reading it, you are a good writer. I actually added your blog to my favorites and will look forward for something new.

  3. Janet Thaeler says:

    My husband and I go to Vegas frequently. He loves to stay places with breakfast, and Element seems like it’s close enough to the Strip to be doable with a car. I’ve wanted to see other places outside of the Strip and hike the Valley of Fire. I’m now going to read every single post that you have about Las Vegas. Hoping there’s one about Chinatown!


    1. @Janet, for the Element you need a car. It is 15 minutes down the road. Not only is their breakfast great but every room has a kitchen so you don’t have to eat out at every meal. We go to Whole Foods and stock up then eat at a few nice restaurants and then in our kitchen to balance out the budget (and calories). Now I am intrigued….I was not aware that Vegas had a Chinatown and I must start researching that!