Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, and Ctwo Hotels, opened the Element Moline. This marked the debut of the eco-conscious, extended-stay brand in Illinois. With the support and inspiration of the Moline Historic Society, Element Moline offers guests eco-friendly and wellness-focused amenities within the historical surroundings of one of Moline’s oldest landmark buildings. Part of the hotel is housed in the O’Rourke Building, a warehouse that was originally built in 1916 by the Crandall Transfer and Warehouse Company.
The Element Moline hotel is located near the Mississippi River, the six-story building features earth tones and nature-inspired designs throughout while retaining the same structure and foundations of the historic building. The design includes many details of the original warehouse such as exposed brick and columns in its spacious guest rooms, and many components of the building’s lobby, ceilings, and flooring have been preserved. The hotel also features a fire pit in the interior courtyard. The project embraces Element Hotels’ sustainable design philosophy—the Moline Historic Society partnered with the ownership to review and approve every aspect of the project, including the restored Art Deco façade and entrance.