OTTAWA — The Hyatt Ottawa-West, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, will be one of the first newly built hotels in the world to open its doors with Green Key Global’s 5 Key Eco-Rating.
With the planned opening in May 2021, the new 140-room hotel exemplifies the highest
standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel employs cutting-edge technologies, policies and programs that exceed standards for sustainable hotel operations.
Key sustainable features include:
• Earth energy is used to heat and cool the hotel
• 225 solar panels on the roof resulting in an annual offset equal to to planting 38,255 trees
• Honeybee pollinators living on the roof
• Commitment to eliminate single-use plastics
• Commitment to buy and source local
• Onsite electric-vehicle chargers
The Hyatt Ottawa-West is owned by Stolat Hotels, an Ottawa-based hotel-ownership group with a broad business portfolio, which has prided itself on investing as a company with environmental sustainability and community support integral to every corporate initiative. The Hyatt Place Ottawa-West is the company’s first hotel investment with the long-term intention of broadening the portfolio in the Canadian hotel industry, focused primarily on the business and corporate market. Stolat Hotels wants to re-define and raise client expectations on health, safety, sustainability and earth energy in its hospitality properties and has chosen Green Key Global to help realize these goals.
Alison Hunter, general manager of Hyatt Place Ottawa-West, ensured the certification corresponds to months of intense and dedicated work. “We have endeavoured to implement many procedures in various operational areas of the hotel that promote corporate responsibility. The participation and interest of Stolat Hotels, Crescent Hotels & Resorts and the entire opening team has been key to this successful process,” she says. “Our 5-Key certification from Green Key Global is a crucial part of showing our guests that we walk the talk.”