Forever hot water? Now that’s room service!
The mission of the Holiday Inn and Suites in Columbia, S.C., is to deliver rest and relaxation through energy- efficient amenities. The six-story, 181-room facility receives continuous hot water from a series of Rinnai tankless water heaters, providing a limitless heated flow satisfying guests any time, regardless of demand.
The hotel’s design, construction, operations, and ongoing maintenance conform to guidelines set by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a program developed and managed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Its LEED certification was granted by independent, third-party verification that the hotel implements strategies to ensure environmental and personal health, including water savings, energy efficiency, sustainable site development, materials selection, and indoor air quality.
To that end, the hotel employs a variety of state-of-the-art technology and features, notably eco-friendly synthetic materials and reclaimed wood from local manufacturers, salt-water filtration for the swimming pool to cut chlorine usage, abundant windows to cut artificial lighting, motion sensors on lights, rain water cisterns for irrigating the premises, air-lock entrances, waterless urinals, cooking oil recycling, and, of course, tankless technology.
The Destination Guide, an online blog for travelers, named this eco-friendly home away from home Best Hotel in Columbia.