Intergate Hotels and Sustainability
We will remain committed to engage in activities
that contribute to a sustainable future.
Since 2014, GRANVISTA Hotels & Resorts has been involved in the “Shaping the Global Future” project of shared value creation efforts. Through this project, we use our businesses to create value for the community and the world, addressing various issues related to the environment, food, and the community.
As a value experience-based hotel created in 2018 to embody GRANVISTA’s brand statement of “Changing the future with value for communities,” Intergate Hotels not only addresses these issues, but also supports the culture rooted in each region and works to achieve a sustainable society by focusing on “nature,” “people,” and “local community.”
Our approach to Sustainability
GRANVISTA Candle Night
We educate and inspire people to preserve the global environment by using traditional Japanese candles, which are made from natural materials instead of petroleum-based substances, as well as hold “Candle Night” event that incorporates the values of local traditional industries. We have also worked with local traditional industry workers on initiatives such as “ECOffee powder,” an eco-friendly original Japanese wax that is upcycled into Japanese candles from coffee grounds after brewing the “Specialty Coffee” served at the hotels.
Maiko Performance Event -the guests can learn about traditional industry of Kyoto from Maiko-
Once a month, we hold an event in the hotel where guests can experience the world of “Maiko” wearing various items designated by Kyoto City as traditional industrial products. Hearing explanations and stories by Maiko themselves about the items they wear, guests can experience the culture of maiko at this event.
GRANVISTA agrees with the philosophy of the Rainforest Alliance and uses the alliance’s certified plantation coffee beans. Selecting products from a Rainforest Alliance?certified plantation supports the activities of the alliance. We believe that doing so shows our commitment to the principle of providing hospitality that considers further improvement for the next generation and the future.
Reduction of food loss
With a focus on the SDGs “responsible consumption and production,” we strive to reduce food loss and waste by providing optimum quantities of food and changing the serving method for surplus ingredients. Hotel Intergate Kyoto Shijo Shinmachi has been certified as a “2R Outstanding Business Facility” by Kyoto City.
Promotion of eco-friendly cleaning
As part of our commitment to global environmental conservation, we have introduced a bed linen exchange request card for guests staying for at least 2 nights. We do not change room linens or facilities, but only change towels and nightwear for guests who request it.
Use of local ingredients
We offer breakfast menus that incorporate local dishes and ingredients that have been passed down from generation to generation in the region. We hope guests can enjoy a taste unique to the region through our hotel breakfast. We also offer “Specialty Coffee” at the Intergate Lounge, using coffee beans from long-established coffee houses that are the locals’ all-time favorite.
Promotion of self-service amenities
We reduce plastic waste by introducing self-service amenities.
Environmentally Friendly Architecture Award
The Nishi-Umeda Sankei Building / Hotel Intergate Osaka Umeda won the “Commercial Facilities and Other Divisions Award” at the 2021 Osaka Environmentally Friendly Architecture Award. The building offers environmentally friendly and people-friendly indoor spaces, such as a neat and beautiful façade with large windows that let in the scenery and sunlight and is in harmony with the Nishi-Umeda streetscape, a water-cooled multi-unit air conditioning system with a large temperature differential water supply and exhaust heat recovery that contributes to reducing the heat island effect, as well as air conditioning and lighting control tailored to biological rhythms.
Industry-University Collaboration Project
As an initiative to support young up-and-coming artists in Osaka, an industry-university collaboration project with Osaka University of Arts was launched in 2021, the year the hotel opened. We are implementing an initiative to express Osaka’s traditional culture from the students’ perspectives within the hotel.
Traditional folk art "Kagura Dance"
Hotel Intergate Hiroshima invited Hiroshima Kagura performers to exhibit the traditional local performing art at the first anniversary of its opening. The troupe performed the celebratory dance “Ebisu” and the popular dramatization of “Yamata no Orochi.” Through this indoor event, we have successfully communicated the captivating aspects of the local area to our guests, many of whom applauded it as a wonderful memory of their trip to Hiroshima.
Kyoto future city development plan
At the 2018 Kyoto City Autonomy 120th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony, the hotel received an award from the Mayor of Kyoto City, Daisaku Kadokawa, in the “Promoting Future Kyoto City Planning” category, which is given to companies and individuals who have made efforts to promote the Kyoto municipal policy.