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IHG Opens First Lifecycle Net Zero Carbon Hotel


IHG Hotels & Resorts has introduced voco Zeal Exeter Science Park in partnership with Zeal Hotels – the first lifecycle net zero carbon hotel for both businesses.


This follows the signing of a landmark exclusivity agreement between IHG and Zeal, which was revealed at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin in May.


Scheduled to open in 2024, voco Zeal Exeter Science Park has been designed to align with the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework Definition of the UK Green Building Council – the membership-led industry network.


With more than 6,000 properties in over 100 countries, IHG is committed to supporting hotel owners to decarbonise and futureproof their assets – while generating profits – to protect the long-term value of their business and reduce their impact on the environment.


Signed under a franchise agreement and set to be managed by Valor Hospitality, the 142-key hotel will be situated in the picturesque southwest English city of Exeter and offer leisure and business guests facilities including a restaurant, bar, gym, gardens, meeting space and numerous car charging points.


voco Zeal Exeter Science Park will be located adjacent to J29 of the M5 motorway, just a five-minute drive from Exeter Airport. It will be situated at the heart of Exeter Science Park which, once fully developed, will be home to around 822,000 sq ft of buildings for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) businesses.


IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow 10-year responsible business plan is aligned to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Through its commitment to care for its people, communities and planet, IHG is taking steps to define and deliver an ambitious carbon emissions strategy.


As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, IHG recognises its responsibility to reduce its carbon emissions and has a science-based target in line with a 1.5C future as part of an international effort to curb global warming. In support of this, targeting all of its new-build hotels to operate at very low carbon emissions by 2030 is an important part of the company’s sustainable growth strategy.


The global expansion of voco hotels has happened at a faster pace than any other of its premium brands, with 46* open hotels around the world and 59* properties in its pipeline.


There are voco hotels open in 18 countries* and its pipeline includes the first voco hotels in Poland, Malta and Cyprus. In 2022, IHG also announced the launch of the brand in Belgium with voco Brussels City North and partners Living Tomorrow, set to open this year.


Recognising its appeal to guests, voco was recognised as the World’s Leading Premium Hotel Brand at the 2022 World Travel Awards.

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Guest
Sep 21, 2022

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Sep 30, 2022

Wow! Stunning! Hilton seems to be taking Africa by storm. Just a couple of years back, they opened the first ever in Eswatini.

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kasarokcaesar
Oct 24, 2022

Wonderful event and topics discussed, hopefully we see the manifestations in our African airline businesses in the nearest future. Kudos to you all.

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Nov 10, 2022

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Nov 18, 2022

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Dec 04, 2022

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Dec 15, 2022

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Jan 07, 2023

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