Traveling with Your Electric Vehicle – More Hotels are Installing Charging Stations
A recent article in Green Lodging News details the reasons why hotels should install electric vehicle charging stations. More hotels are installing stations as a benefit for guests needing to charge their car while traveling or on vacation. Here in North Carolina, many hotels have electric vehicle charging and are seeing the benefits that come from this amenity.
The Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte was the first hotel in North Carolina to install a charging station. The station is an extra amenity to guests and fits well in their LEED Gold-certified property.
The Gateway Centre Hotel Complex in Rocky Mount, North Carolina offers two level 2 chargers and four Tesla SuperChargers to guests. Conveniently located off I-95 and Highway 64 in Rocky Mount, the midpoint between New York and Florida, the Gateway Centre is an ideal location for electric vehicle charging.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, North Carolina installed two charging stations in 2011 to further enhance their sustainability initiatives and provide an additional resource to the community and hotel guests. The charging stations are free and open to the public, employees and guests. Since the installation, the charging station experience has been positive and the hotel has seen traffic increase over the years, especially on week days.
Other North Carolina hotels with electric vehicle charging include Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree, Raleigh Marriott City Center, Jacksonville Hampton Inn and Residence Inn Charlotte Uptown.