• CSM Lodging Completes Aloft and Element Hotel Development

     
    POSTED July 25, 2017
     

The dual-branded Aloft and Element Hotel Development in Redmond, Wash., was declared open by Minneapolis-based CSM Corporation. The two hotels are located near the Microsoft Corporation's world headquarters as well as Google, Nintendo, Boeing and Expedia. The hotels share one building and multiple amenities.

The building that the two brands share offers 7,600 square feet of event space and seven meeting rooms. There is a saline pool and a large fitness center. The Aloft Seattle Redmond offers 150 guest rooms, while the Element Seattle Redmond has 131 guest rooms. The spaces were designed to be comfortable, stylish, sustainable and tech-forward.

Element Hotels are designed for travelers passionate about the planet and well-being. The Element brand is stylish and sustainable, focusing on natural light in their 18 worldwide locations. Aloft Hotels offers a tech-forward and vibrant experience that offers something fresh compared to the traditional hotel experience.

“CSM Corporation is proud to deliver hotels that are equally stylish and technically advanced for a tech-forward community like Redmond,” says Steve Schlundt, CSM’s president of lodging and residential. “Guests from around the world will enjoy all the space and amenities that will allow them to be comfortable and in control whether they’re working or relaxing."

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year. 

 

Everybody loves to talk about welcoming change. Then change happens, and whew, it’s tough. After the past few years, meetings and events professionals certainly appreciate that feeling, but they’re also feeling energized by so many new ways for attendees to gather. 

 

The corporate world spends an estimated $242 billion on gifts for employees and customers, according to Forbes. Wouldn’t it be rewarding if the purchasing and giving of these types of gifts offered meaningful work for veterans, women, and their children?