Green VIP? Nashville Hotel Debuts Electric Limousine

An Embassy Suites resort in Tennessee is shuttling VIPs with what it calls the world’s first all-electric stretch limousine.

The upscale John Q. Hammons’ Embassy Suites in Nashville  commissioned Imperial Coach Builders in Springfield, Missouri, to convert a Nissan Leaf into the roadworthy, 7-foot-9-inch limo.

The company added 4 feet (and 400 pounds) to the center of the vehicle, which has eight seats.


“When the idea of building an electric limousine emerged, we immediately knew it had to be a Nissan Leaf,” says Bob Horner, general manager of the 250-room hotel. “Not only because Nissan North America is our neighbor and strategic partner, but also because of the vehicle’s high quality and global popularity. Nissan’s decision to produce the Nissan Leaf in Middle Tennessee by year-end 2012 also made it a natural choice.”

John Q. Hammonds based in Springfield, is the largest private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the US, representing brands including Embassy Suites, Courtyard by Marriott and Plaza Hotels Collection. 

The new electric limo is part of its overall corporate sustainability program -the company measures water, energy, food waste and carbon output. It’s also added electric vehicle charging stations for guests at two Tennessee properties.

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Comments on “Green VIP? Nashville Hotel Debuts Electric Limousine”

  1. The Refinishing Touch

    Here at The Refinishing Touch, we commend hotel chains like Embassy Suites that manage a sustainability program by using an arsenal full of eco-friendly and innovative initiatives. Along with the debut of an electric limousine, several Embassy Suites across the nation have also invested in our furniture asset management services – which include refinishing, reupholstering, and remanufacturing existing furniture pieces. Whether driving in an electric automobile, installing water-efficient toilets, or reusing furniture assets, hoteliers are showing progress and promise in their sustainable efforts.


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