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President Obama’s recent stay at the eco-friendly Element Hotel in Summerlin, Nev., has inspired a deal. Apparently, the president suggested that his staff might want to miss their flight to stay an extra night, which led Element to resurrect an extended stay deal that has been popular with business travelers.
The deal: Element By Westin is offering a “stay three, stay free” deal in which guests get a free fourth night when they check in on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday into any of the 10 eco-oriented Element hotels. The website indicates it must be booked with an American Express card, but phone reservationists said any card will work.
All the Element hotels are seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for sustainable design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The Summerlin property where Obama stayed is LEED certified. Other Element hotel locations include Denver, Miami, Houston, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Miami airports.