In Marne-la-Vallée, France, the new Eklo hotel, the Group’s 6th address and first location in the Île-de-France region, is keeping its promises. Created by our teams in collaboration with Ossabois, the stylish, ecological and economical hotel is a new destination to eat, drink and sleep.
A next-generation, affordable hotel that combines economic performance with environmental ambition
Located near Disneyland® Paris, the Villages Nature® resort and the Val d’Europe shopping centre, this new Eklo hotel, designed by the Patriarche architectural agency, is aimed at business and leisure guests looking for affordable, comfortable and responsible accommodation. The hotel offers various types of accommodation – classic rooms, family rooms, dormitories, studios and even a flat – to accommodate business travellers as well as tourists, whether they are travelling as a couple, with friends or as a family. A restaurant offers homemade food that promotes local produce, a grocery shop remains open around the clock, and a communal kitchen allows guests to dine freely if they wish. Local residents and workers can also come to work, hold a meeting, eat and drink.
A modular wood hotel operation
In search of sustainable and responsible construction solutions, the Eklo Hotels teams approached us very early on. We then engaged in a winning co-design through our approach and unique know-how. The operation was carried out in an integrated manner with our subsidiary, Ossabois, a specialist in modular wood construction.
Wooden modules built in the factory… and delivered ready-to-use on-site
The Eklo Marne-la-Vallée hotel includes 90 modules with a total of 108 rooms. Produced in the Ossabois factory in the Vosges, these wooden modules were fully equipped in the workshop: bathroom, lighting, heating, plumbing, electricity, desk, headboard, etc. Once on-site, the modules were assembled and seamlessly connected to the networks located at the back of the modules in a dedicated technical area. The rooms were then finalised on-site with the addition of some extra decorative elements and bedding.
In addition to the significant reduction in construction time inherent in modular construction, the management of the FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment) package at the factory greatly facilitated site management. In all, and considering the delay due to the Covid-19 health crisis, it will have taken our teams only ten months to complete this 108-room hotel. Within three weeks, the 90 Ossabois modules were installed at the site. Our teams were responsible for supervising the project and ensuring the exterior finishing, including the cladding and roofing of the building.
Environmental performance for comfort
We share a common ambition with Eklo Hotels: to build and operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. The Eklo hotel in Serris is therefore both stylish and environmentally friendly. In addition to its wood construction, it incorporates a number of virtuous features: photovoltaic panels allowing the production of electricity used for self-consumption, rainwater recovery, control of energy and water consumption in partnership with Betterfly Tourism’s software solutions, which allow effective monitoring and the guarantee of a sustainable approach, control of air quality with adapted materials labelled A+ with regard to the “indoor air emissions” label, efficient renewal of the air, recycling of waste, etc.