InterContinental Osaka is taking environmentally friendly initiatives such as reducing energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.

In 2021, we achieved a reduction of 3.8% in electricity, 17.5% in gas, 19.2% in water, and 9.9% in CO2, and from 2019, we actively introduced software that enables digitization, refraining from printing paper and reduced paper costs.

We are also working to reduce waste, and by thoroughly severing, the amount of garbage disposed of has been greatly reduced.

We will continue to aim to be a hotel loved by our customers in order to realize a sustainable society that is environmentally friendly.

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■ Public spaces and room lighting are mostly LED installed.

■ Since 2019, we have been managing boiler and chiller settings every day and changing them from automatic to manual.

■ We take and check energy usage data every day, and if there is an unusual cause of energy consumption, we check and resolve the problem.

■ Depending on the season, the set temperature in the hotel is constantly changing.

■ The brightness of the lobby is controlled according to the time of day, and the air conditioning of the banquet hall is put in only when there is a banquet.

As we look to the future of the InterContinental life, we’re delighted to unveil our new full-sized  BYREDO bathroom amenity initiative as part of  IHG Hotels & Resorts commitment to reducing plastic waste across its portfolio.


BYREDO is a European luxury brand founded by Ben Gorham in Stockholm in 2006.

His interest in the relationship between scent and memory has led him to create a range of fragrances based on stories from his own life and experiences. The brand continues to reinvent the word luxury by using the finest possible materials and design in its products, and now offers a wide range of fragrances, home fragrances, leather goods and accessories, with a high-end distribution network in over 40 countries.

Journey to Tomorrow: 

Our goal is to help shape the future of responsible travel together with those who stay, work and partner with us. 

We will support our people and make a positive difference to local communities while preserving our planet’s beauty and diversity… not just today but long into the future. 

The plan also contributes to the universal framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the UN summit. 

Journey to Tomorrow Website >>

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