Element Hotels, which are among the Marriott Hotel’s impressive portfolio of brands, announced a partnership with Lettuce Grow to start including hydroponic gardens at their hotels.
The Element Hotels brand itself takes on a wellness-first mindset that promises a commitment to sustainability. Healthy, active travelers already made use of the fully equipped kitchens. Now, the new partnership makes eating healthier an even easier option on the road.
Starting in November 2022, guests in select Element Hotels can enjoy herbs and greens sourced from an on-site Lettuce Grow Farmstand to include in the hotel’s signature Rise breakfast.
Guests can also harvest their own produce to bring up to their studios and cook for themselves.
When addressing the sustainable mentality in Element Hotels, Global Brand Leader Marlon Whyte said, “Lettuce Grow helps us achieve this in a way that is environmentally friendly, while also creating a fun, unique, and complimentary experience for groups to come together and reconnect over a nutritious meal.”
What to Expect From This Partnership
The Lettuce Grow Farmstands have around the same amount of produce as a 40-square-foot farm in a four-foot-square footprint, according to the hotel’s release. The sustainable company eliminates waste and reduces CO2 emissions more than 98%.
The Element Farmstands aim to have six to eight varieties of leafy greens and herbs. All varieties are sustainable, non-GMO, and unprocessed.
“I’m proud to be a part of Lettuce Grow’s ongoing journey to make healthy eating fun and easy,” said Co-Founder Zooey Deschanel.
The limited locations currently include Bend, Tampa Midtown, and Atlanta Buckhead. Guests at these locations can also feast on exclusive recipes by Michelin chef Sammy Monsour. His meals are inspired by the unique regions of each hotel with locally sourced ingredients.