IHG asks guests to create their own hotel designs

Guests can contribute ideas to help IHG build sustainable hotels

InterContinental Hotels Group has launched a refreshed version of a website that reveals examples of what the hotels of the future might look like if they use sustainable technologies. Innovation Hotel version 2.0 – a new version of a site online since 2008 – is what IHG is calling a creative hub for sustainable hotel design. But it‘s also interactive. It includes real-life hotel case studies of hotels that are already implementing sustainable ideas, such as the InterContinental San Francisco, which offers a Zipcar Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle for guests to get around in an eco-friendly way, or the roof-top herb garden watered by AC condensate at the Holiday Inn San Antonio International Airport.
Guests can collaborate and share ideas through social media. The hotel group says that ideas contributed by guests, stakeholders and employees will help it to design, build and operate more sustainable hotels.
IHG execs say they are looking forward to seeing how the ideas generated from the Innovation Hotel can feed into the system and help to create the hotels that guests enjoy staying in.
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[pictured: Spa yoga, InterContinental San Francisco; courtesy IHG]