Holiday Inn Express

Mankato, MN | Commercial

Overview

Addressing a need for overnight amenities in the growing downtown of Mankato, Minnesota, Holiday Inn Express & Suites partnered with ISG for a new 88-room facility.


Opportunity

For the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites required an innovative multi-disciplinary design partner to comply with the InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Green Engage system requirements that mandate hotels to complete best practice solutions that create energy and cost savings.

Solution

Designing Mankato’s new Holiday Inn Express & Suites required a comprehensive team approach among IHG, the facility’s owner, the City, and ISG’s design team. ISG led design throughout the duration of the project, resulting in a five-story hotel featuring 88 guest rooms, a 24-hour business center, two meeting rooms, guest laundry facilities, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, wading pool, and whirlpool area. Cost savings were created by including a pool dehumidifier using reactivation technology instead of refrigeration, which provides more accurate humidity control and reduced energy consumption. Moreover, designs for individual rooms reduced energy consumption by 70% with energy recovery units, which allow guest rooms to have fresher air while improving efficiencies in the ventilation and exhaust systems.


Market News

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June 27, 2019 – Nationwide impact is being led by Midwest-based ESOP firm ISG, with the firm having earned a Top 10 spot on the coveted Zweig Group Top 100 Hot Firm List. The architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm with 300 professionals in offices across four states has earned a spot on the list for eight years in a row, breaking through the Top 10 in 2019 to surpass last year’s #14 Hot Firm ranking. ISG also earned, again, a Marketing Excellence Award and Best Firms to Work For designation in various categories, including multi-disciplinary.
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ISG Expands Architecture and Engineering Footprint into Minneapolis West End

June 13, 2019 – ISG, a nationally recognized architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, recently added a second Twin Cities offices location in the West End of Minneapolis, its third within the State. With deep Minnesota roots that date back to the firm’s inception in Mankato over 46 years ago, ISG has grown to 300+ professionals with clients nationwide and offices in four states. The firm’s West End location will be its 10th office for the 100% ESOP, complementing Bloomington and Mankato in Minnesota.
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