The Element by Westin Hotel in Harrison, NJ. rendering. Photograph courtesy of Starwood.

July 6, 2014 (Harrison, NJ) The signage which says "Element by Westin" is lite but the doors are not quite open yet on Harrison's 2nd Hotel. The Grand Opening is schedule for Thursday August 14, 2014 but you won't be able to book a room until November 1, 2014.

Element by Westin joins the Hampton Inn on Passaic Avenue as Harrison's second hotel. The Hampton Inn of Passaic Avenue has positive reviews and has been successful.

Element by Westin was built and is owned by Harrison Hotel 1 whose parent company is Ironstate Holdings LLC (aka Ironstate Development) of Hoboken NJ. The Hotel will be managed by Crescent Hotels and Resorts. Ironstate also built the Harrison Station apartment building next door to the hotel.

There is no doubt that the location of the hotel next to the Harrison Path Station with it's easy access into Downtown Newark and Ironbound Newark, Newark Airport, Hoboken, Jersey City and New York City will provide a base of clients who can make the hotel their temporary home whether for business or pleasure or a combination of both. The surrounding area around the hotel hasn't reach critical mass yet but it's getting there. There isn't much to walk to around the hotel but a short walk up Frank E. Rodgers Blvd to Harrison Avenue will put you in the heart of Harrison's Business District with several restaurants and cafes to chose from along the way.

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