Where can you actually find sustainability in the hotel? Sustainable approaches can indeed look different in the hotel sector. Together with the Dalata Group, Deka Immobilien has succeeded in successively improving the sustainability qualities of hotels in Ireland and the UK. For example, the design hotel The Gibson offers its guests various relaxing indoor and outdoor green lounge areas. On the operational side, an updated, digital building management system allows resource consumption to be recorded and evaluated. This, in turn, accordingly optimises the operation of the system technology. These and other qualities were confirmed by the first hotel BREEAM In-Use certification in Ireland.
Sustainability as a topic has been extremely present for many years in the hotel and tourism sector. Discussions start with the selection of the travel type and destination and extend to transport choices and the implementation of sustainability in everyday life at the destination. As Deka Immobilien, we are part of this development through our hotel investments, mainly in central urban locations, and make an active contribution together with the hotel operators. Since in the hotel asset class the operator's responsibility lies more with the tenant than in other asset classes, active cooperation between the companies and individuals involved is increasingly coming to the fore if the sustainability qualities of the buildings are to be improved.
In addition, The Gibson scores with natural ventilation and plenty of daylight. The hotel entrance has a three-storey atrium with a green wall. There are green spaces throughout the building, including accessible courtyards and terraces as well as a green roof area. All of these features improve the building's ecological footprint, provide habitat for native species and reduce stormwater runoff from the building, reducing the risk of flooding in surrounding areas.
Currently, two more properties are in the certification process, so this example of good cooperation between the hotel operator and owner is set to continue. For the Dalata Group and Deka Immobilien, this sustainable approach to certification is of particular importance - in addition to improvements in economic criteria, progress is also achieved in terms of the feel-good climate and quality of stay in the hotel.
A green wall, green courtyards and roof terraces promote well-being
in the hotel and increase the quality of stay.
Use of water-saving fittings and rainwater.
The building management software has been updated and relevant
consumption meters are gradually being digitally connected so that
the hotel can be operated in a more energy-efficient manner.
Linking hotel operations with public transport services.
Comprehensive disposal concept and reduction of single-use plastic in hotel operations.