Starwood Hotels and Resorts will open its second European Element hotel in a few weeks in Amsterdam, a year and a half since Element Frankfurt Airport brought the extended-stay concept of the group’s Westin brand to the continent. Element Amsterdam will have 160 studios and one-bedroom suites and is attached to the Gelderlandplein shopping centre close to the RAI convention centre in an area of major offices a short train ride from Schiphol airport. All studios and suites feature full kitchens, a work space, Westin’s Heavenly Beds, and free wifi. With the longer stay in mind, there are laundry facilities, and a 24/7 food pantry where guests can buy ingredients to make food in their own kitchens. Motion is the onsite fitness centre, and bicycles can be hired to explore the area like a local. A studio at Element Amsterdam starts around €110 a night in February. Element most recently opened a hotel at the Boston Seaport, on January 14. A property at London’s Tobacco Dock, which will be part of a dual-branded development with an Aloft hotel, is scheduled for September 2017. (Business Traveller).