InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched its first sustainable hotel, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Saint-Hyacinthe in Quebec, Canada.
The hotel has been built to meet the criteria of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for its sustainable practices.
The $10m hotel is owned and managed by Hôtel M Inc, under a licence agreement with a company in IHG.
The 94-room hotel is a part of the new M Lifestyle Centre in Saint-Hyacinthe.
The hotel boasts a green environment, with its ultra-insulated building, high-efficiency energy distribution, and LED and low voltage fluorescent lighting.
The property has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint with locally sourced furniture, reused cement and gravel, the presence of a white roof, special heat-capturing water coils and use of natural fibre mattresses.
The hotel provides a 24-hour business centre, an indoor heated pool, more than 1,000ft² of meeting space and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
The hotel also contains 25 Business Class Suites, which are equipped with a king bed or two queen beds, a living room, a hospitality unit and work desk with padded chair.
IHG is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms.