Tocci Completes Aloft + Element, Attends Ribbon Cutting


Groundbreaking at Aloft hotel

Tocci went to the July 1, 2008 ribbon cutting for the Lexington’s new select service Starwood hotels—Aloft and Element.

John Tocci, CEO; Joseph Cavallaro, Project Manager; Rich Regitano, Assistant Project Manager and LEED certification administrator; and John White, Project Superintendent, were in attendance. The eco-friendly and spacious 123 unit Element and the stylish and social-centric 136 unit Aloft are the first and fourth of these two new brands to hit the world market.

Cooperation and coordination, supported through the use of Building Information Modeling technology and dedication to success, enabled Tocci and the design and subcontract firms to flow with the evolutionary process of building first-out-of-the block brands and open on time.

Several state and local government and business dignitaries noted with pride and excitement the Element’s status as the first LEED-certified brand in the state and in New England. Work on the Lexington Element will be the data backbone that informs LEED design, process and material decisions for future Elements and other Starwood brands. Tocci played a significant role in the Silver LEED compliance and certification process for the hotel with the decision to go from “green features” to full certification embraced after hotel construction began.

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