TRYP by Wyndham PC, first hotel to reduce carbon emissions

Coral Hospitality Corporation (CHC) has joined forces with SUALSA, WTH Cop (part of the Lachapelle Group) and ArcelorMittal to present the first hotel in the world to incorporate low-carbon steel structures.

This is the TRYP by Wyndham in Punta Cana, where construction, which began last April 22, will use XCarb steel structures, recycled and produced in a renewable manner and upon completion, the work on the steel structures with low carbon emissions is scheduled for July 2024.

In the project, World Trade Holding Corp (WTH Corp) will use wide flange beams made of XCarb steel, recycled and produced in a renewable manner by ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining producer, and transformed by SUALSA, a Spanish company specialized in the transformation of steel products.

Through its hotel division, CHC Hotels will be in charge of operating the innovative hotel, pointing towards an increasingly strong opening in sustainable and ecological projects.

The hotel, which will have 97 rooms and a 2,200-square-meter commercial area, will open in late 2025.

The XCarb steel structures, recycled and produced in a renewable way, manufactured by ArcelorMittal Olaberria through the electric arc furnace process, using 100% recycled scrap and 100% renewable electricity. The process allows the CO2 footprint of the products to be reduced by up to 70 % (depending on the type of steel product used), compared to steel produced through the conventional process route, while maintaining the same quality standards. ArcelorMittal Distribution Iberia has started delivery of the structures to the steel processor SUALSA.

The new complex will be part of the world’s largest hotel company, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, within its TRYP brand. The hotel incorporates the highest standards of sustainability in its design and represents an investment of more than US$16 million, shared between Banco BHD and BIO Investment Group, both firmly committed to joining efforts to contribute to environmental protection, not only in the Dominican Republic but on a global scale.

Nigel La Chapelle, president of WTH and BIO Investment Group, said, “This pioneering project not only represents a milestone in the hotel industry, but also reflects our commitment to the environment. We are grateful for the support of Wyndham, ArcelorMittal and SUALSA so that together we can lead the way in building in America with green materials and inspire other companies and communities to follow our example. XCarb steel, recycled and produced renewably, is produced with innovative technologies and environmentally friendly processes, minimizes carbon footprint and promotes the conservation of natural resources.”

“Our hotel is not only located in an exceptional destination for travelers, but will also be a role model in the search for sustainable solutions for the construction industry. From the choice of materials to the design and operation, every aspect of this project has been carefully considered to maximize its positive impact on the environment and convey a powerful message: it is possible to build a better future if we have the courage to dream big and the commitment to act with determination,” he emphasized.

Ricardo Felip, partner-vice president of Coral Hospitality Corp, added that “we are constantly growing by incorporating new properties in the region, this one in particular marks a global milestone and reinforces our commitment to the environment, through a set of practices, policies and values that we adopt to minimize negative impact and actively contribute to environmental sustainability.

Louis Alicea, senior director of Sales and Franchise Development for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, said, “As the world’s leading global hotel company, we are uniquely positioned to create a significant positive impact on the world while fulfilling our mission to make staying in a hotel possible for everyone. We are incredibly proud to work with WTH and BIO. Our goal is to do business in a way that creates pride for our team members, owners and guests.”

Meanwhile, Jorge Alvarez, CEO of the SUALSA family group, stressed that “since 1981 we have been involved in projects in different countries, and it is very exciting to be part of the beginning of the change of consciousness in the new steel structure manufacturing, demonstrating that everything can be done in a more sustainable way. XCarb, recycled and produced in a renewable way, provides us with the same quality, mechanical and strength characteristics as conventionally manufactured A992 grade steel.”

“For the TRYP by Wyndham Punta Cana, a ‘superstructure’ formed by steel structures has been designed with the latest 3D software technology, prepared to withstand seismic activity and hurricanes that may occur in the area. We will manufacture the structure in Spain, under strict quality controls, and it will be transported in sea containers. By the end of July, the prefabricated material will be received in the Dominican Republic, ready to be screwed together, which will considerably reduce construction times and the generation of local waste. This new approach will contribute to the reduction of our carbon footprint, both for this hotel and for SUALSA’s future projects,” he said.

Cédric Bouzar, CEO of ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions, said, “We are proud that partners such as SUALSA, WTH and BIO choose our low-carbon steel to reduce the carbon footprint of their projects. This project is particularly exciting as it is the first hotel to use recycled and renewably produced XCarb steel structures in its construction, which positions it as a benchmark and a model for the rest of the industry to follow in reducing emissions in their supply chains.”

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