Accor to develop first low carbon hotel – 569-beds Jo&Joe to open end of 2018 in Paris
Paris, France – 7 April 2017 –
As part of its sustainable development program Planet 21, AccorHotels announced the construction of the first Low Carbon Building-labelled hotel, the Jo&Joe Paris.
Accor’s property division Hotel Invest will use this project to roll out and adjust the construction processes that will prove that energy transition is now an accessible reality. For example, the building will have a glued laminated timber superstructure and its energy and digital architecture will feature many innovations. The new establishment is due to open in the second half of 2018.
Jo&Joe is AccorHotels’ new hospitality concept which blends the best of the private rental, hotel and youth hostel formats. This will be the brand’s first open-house in Paris. It will be located close to the rapidly developing Paris University student residence district in Gentilly, a suburb of Paris, on rue Paul Vaillant Couturier. The establishment will be spread over nearly 6,000 square metres, offering guests 569 beds, a bar restaurant for up to 150 people as well as a large indoor garden and green terraces. Reflecting the brand’s DNA, it will feature open spaces and a seamless indoor-outdoor design that encourages mobility and exchanges between tripsters and townsters.
AccorHotels is a founding member of the BBCA (French low carbon building association). It helped draft the Low Carbon Building reference document and widen its scope to include the construction of new hotels. The project will have to meet the label’s four criteria: sustainable construction, controlled operation, carbon storage and the circular economy.