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

ISG Strategically Advances Environmental Service Expertise

July 23, 2020 (Bloomington, Minnesota) – ISG, a professional design and engineering firm made a strategic advancement to expand its services by welcoming Julie Blackburn as its new Environmental Practice Group Leader, out of the firm’s Bloomington office. Joining 300+ employee-owners including a team of in-house environmental scientists, Julie, the former Governor’s appointee to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, brings over 25 years of passion for identifying environmental solutions and will guide the firm as it takes the next step in becoming an industry leader in environmental services.
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ISG Named Business of the Year by Grow Cedar Valley

June 22, 2020 (Waterloo, Iowa) – Based on its growing presence in eastern Iowa and efforts to give back to the community, ISG has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from Grow Cedar Valley, an organization devoted to the growth of businesses in the region. ISG’s Waterloo office was honored as one of two businesses of the year (1-50 full-time employees), marking the firm’s growing impact in the region since expanding its footprint to Waterloo in 2018.
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