In Marne-la-Vallée, GA Smart Building and Ossabois are building an Eklo hotel that combines comfort, environmental performance and economic efficiency.
The Eklo hotel in Marne-la-Vallée, 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 is made up of various types of accommodation that can welcome both business travellers and tourists, whether they are travelling as a couple, with friends or as a family. A meeting room, a shared kitchen and a stylish, welcoming lobby enhance the quality of your stays.
A modular wood hotel operation carried out by GA Smart Building in partnership with Ossabois
The Eklo Hotel in Marne-La-Vallée is one of the first operations carried out in partnership with Ossabois, a subsidiary of the GA Smart Building group. It reflects the Group’s off-site expertise and its desire to become a leading player in the hotel sector. In search of sustainable and responsible construction solutions, Eklo Hotel’s teams contacted GA Smart Building at a very early stage. Thanks to its unique approach and know-how, GA Smart Building convinced the project’s investors to engage in a winning co-design.
Wooden modules built in the factory… and delivered ready-to-use on-site
Acting as general contractor, GA Smart Building entrusted Ossabois with the construction of the 90 modules, which eventually totalled 108 rooms. Produced in the Ossabois factory in the Vosges, these wood modules were fully equipped in the workshop: bathroom, light fittings, 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 package in the factory greatly facilitated site management. In all, and considering the delay due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the GA Smart Building teams took just 10 months to complete this 108-room hotel! Within three weeks, the 90 Ossabois modules were installed at the site. GA Smart Building oversaw the project and took care of the external finishing, including the cladding and roofing of the building.
Environmental performance for comfort
GA Smart Building and Eklo Hotels share a common ambition: to build responsibly and sustainably. 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, 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.
The project is also part of Omnes Capital’s “Construction Energie Plus” fund, the first French fund dedicated to the construction of high environmental performance buildings, thanks to its modular wood construction and the resulting large proportion of bio-sourced materials. The approach is designed to anticipate future thermal regulations while preserving the economic performance of the assets financed (cost of works, level of rent offered, user comfort).
The Eklo hotel won the SIMI 2021 Grand Prix in the business and personal services real estate category.
The group of investors is composed of OMNES CAPITAL, CDC and EKLO.
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