Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

Mankato, MN

88 Units

A comprehensive, team approach between the owner, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), the City of Mankato, and the design team provided for a project that started with a boundary survey and tree management plan and extended through bidding and construction administration. The resulting five story hotel features 88 guest rooms, 24-hour business center, two meeting rooms, guest-laundry facilities as well as a 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool, wading pool, and whirlpool.

A concrete block structure was selected based on a number of factors including sound transmission, as well as the need to progress with the structural, architectural, and civil design efforts simultaneously. The soil conditions of the site were such that it was more cost effective to construct vertically, thus reducing soil correction expenses.

Energy Recovery Units provide guest rooms with fresher air, while improving efficiencies in ventilation and exhaust systems that resulted in a 70% reduction in energy consumption. Additional cost savings were created by including a Pool Dehumidifier using Reactivation Technology instead of refrigeration to dehumidify the pool area. This method provides more accurate humidity control and reduced energy consumption than a conventional system. These innovative design solutions were implemented to reduce construction and operating costs while also improving user comfort and satisfaction.


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