Marriott Offers EV Charging for Guests

Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) is the latest company to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for its customers. 

The hotel chain has 25 "Level 2" charging stations available for use at several of its hotels, and plans an additional eight by the end of the year.

Level 2 stations provide 240 volts (AC) of electric current for faster vehicle charging than a standard wall plug (level 1), which has 110 volts.

If a customer wants to charge an electric vehicle at a property where a charging station isn’t available, the hotel will make every effort to provide basic level 1 charging.

Installing EV chargers is emerging as a trend for environmentally proactive companies. In July, Walgreens and Ikea announced major initiatives to install EV chargers that customers can use while they shop.

Marriott also has three EVs in its global headquarters maintenance and security fleet.

The company is also greening its supply chain, working toward a goal of reducing energy and water consumption 25% per room by 2017, and expanding its portfolio of green hotels and buildings tenfold over the next four years.

Marriot Hotels with charging stations include:

  • 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)

Last month, Marriot and other international hotels launched a groundbreaking initiative to standardize carbon accounting in the hospitality industry.

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