Sustainable projects

Before we make every decision, we think about the long-term implications. We rely on innovation to ensure that we offer a real transition.

Efficiency and sustainability come together 

We are always on the lookout for new construction, renovation, and design technologies to reduce the impact of our operations in the communities that welcome us. In fact, all of our hotels are Green Key certified (three or four keys).

Always more efficient, always more sustainable

New technologies and innovation in construction allow us to reduce the impact of our operations.

  • Location - Our hotels are strategically located in areas that are well connected to public transport. In urban areas, walking is encouraged.

  • Buildings - Together with specialists, we promote environmentally responsible solutions:
    > optimizing the thermal envelope of our buildings
    > environmentally friendly, smart range hoods
    > systems to reduce water consumption
    > immense, low-emissivity thermal windows that maximize natural light
    > grey roofs that reduce heat islands on some of our buildings
    > compliance with light pollution regulations
  • Construction - We consolidate shipments and use rail rather than truck transportation. We choose sustainable materials, and our furniture is made in Quebec with respect for the environment. Hazardous waste is transported safely to approved facilities.

  • Renovation - Renovating Le Germain Hotel Montreal instead of demolishing it was part of a sustainable approach. We created an opportunity to come up with an innovative design by starting with the old building.

Our most recent blog posts

Beyond sorting properly, there's a real desire to reduce at source, by first eliminating our residual materials. By opting for what is responsible, reusable and renewable, we aim to continually improve your experience, right down to the smallest detail.

Germain Hôtels

The Germain strategy for eliminating plastic water bottles

Germain Hotels is adopting a new approach by offering you high-quality water that’s beneficial for your health and more respectful of the environment.
Développement Durable
Read more

Our vision for our sustainable project

Reduce the residual materials generated on our various sites

In the past year, we carried out an initial measurement of residual materials management across all our facilities. This performance analysis and access to precise data by establishment will enable us to prioritize our actions for the coming years.

The indicators below concern the residual materials (RM) generated by our 19 hotels:

Total quantity of MR generated annually : 443.6 tonnes
2024-2025 target Reduce the total quantity of MR generated annually by 15%.

Overall detour rate* from landfill : 26 %
2024-2025 target: Overall landfill detour rate: 40%.

* Proportion of MR diverted from landfill in relation to the total quantity of MR generated.

Our 2024 goals

  • Add collection routes and optimize sorting
  • Identify ways to reduce residual materials at source
  • Create upcycled projects with waste (stained bedding, uneaten food, etc.).

Learn more about our best practices

Our actions are based on three pillars, which are rooted in our corporate culture and guide our decisions every day.

Local sourcing

Prioritizing local suppliers is one of our priorities.

Learn more
NewsletterSubscribe to our newsletter.
There’s so much to discover!