Marriott International, Inc. announced today that nearly 25 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available and ready for use at several of its hotels. Guests at these hotels can now charge their EVs using the “Level 2” charging stations:
• Courtyard Oxnard Ventura – Oxnard, CA (2 stations)
• JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa – Palm Desert, CA (3 stations)
• Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel – Los Angeles, CA (2 stations)
• Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa Indian Wells – Indian Wells, CA (2 stations)
• San Francisco Airport Marriott – San Francisco, CA (2 stations)
• Torrance Marriott South Bay – Torrance, CA (2 stations)
• Residence Inn Orlando Lake Mary – Lake Mary, FL (2 stations)
• Courtyard Hadley Amherst – Hadley, MA (1 station)
• Residence Inn Charlotte Concord – Concord, NC (4 stations)
• The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte – Charlotte, NC (1 station)
• JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa – Las Vegas, NV (1 station)
• Copenhagen Marriott - Copenhagen, Denmark (1 station)
“Marriott is excited about the advancements in green travel options and we want to support our guests who are making electric vehicle choices,” said Rob Bahl, vice president of engineering and facilities, the Americas. “Adding EV charging stations is just one of Marriott’s initiatives supporting our ‘Spirit To Preserve’ environmental efforts/goals.”
Marriott expects to add 10 additional EV “Level 2” charging stations at eight (8) hotels by the end of 2011. If a customer asks to charge an electric vehicle at a property where a charging station is not available, Marriott will make every effort to accommodate the guest’s needs and provide basic “Level 1” charging, if possible.
The company also recently added three (3) new electric vehicles to its global headquarters’ maintenance and security fleet. Charged at the headquarters building, the vehicles further reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
Building on more than 20 years of energy conservation experience, Marriott is committed to protecting the environment. The company’s Spirit To Preserve® environmental strategy calls for: greening our multi-billion supply chain; further reducing energy and water consumption by 25 percent per available room by 2017; expanding our portfolio of green hotels and buildings and green hotel development tenfold over the next four years; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and investing in innovative, large-scale conservation projects worldwide.
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