Red Tesla charging © unsplash.com, alex
In a groundbreaking move, Hilton and Tesla have announced a collaboration that is set to revolutionize the hotel industry's approach to sustainable travel. This partnership aims to establish the largest overnight electronic vehicle (EV) charging network within the hospitality sector.
Hilton, a global leader in the hotel industry, recently unveiled its expanded agreement with Tesla, the renowned electric vehicle manufacturer. This collaboration will see the installation of up to 20,000 Universal Wall Connectors across 2,000 Hilton hotels located in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The rollout is anticipated to commence in early 2024.
Each of the chosen Hilton hotels will be equipped with a minimum of six chargers. This strategic move is not just about numbers; it's about offering a more inclusive and convenient hotel experience for the rapidly growing community of EV travelers.
Hilton is positioning itself as the go-to hospitality brand for those who prioritize sustainability and are keen on reducing their carbon footprint.
What preceded the Tesla and Hilton partnership
This initiative follows closely on the heels of Tesla's recent launch of its Universal Wall Connector. This product is a testament to Tesla's commitment to promoting sustainable travel.
Designed to charge any North American vehicle model seamlessly, the Universal Wall Connector underscores Tesla's vision of making high-quality charging accessible to all EVs, irrespective of the brand.
How Hilton representatives commented on the partnership with Tesla
Matt Schuyler, Hilton's chief brand officer, expressed the company's dedication to evolving with the changing needs of its guests. He emphasized Hilton's commitment to offering hotel experiences that not only align with guests' daily routines but also provide unparalleled hospitality.
Schuyler further highlighted the significance of this partnership with Tesla, stating, "Through this expanded agreement with Tesla, we are significantly changing the landscape of universal EV chargers in North America in an incredibly short amount of time."
Hotel Conrad Punta de Mita (Hilton), Mexico © unsplash.com, Fernando Gutierrez
He believes that this network will add immense value to Hilton's offerings, granting guests the convenience of overnight charging in numerous locations.
Interestingly, 2023 witnessed a surge in the Hilton website's EV charging search attribute. This feature experienced its most rapid growth to date, moving from the fourth to the second most popular search criterion that converted searches into stays.
This data underscores the increasing demand for EV-friendly accommodations and further validates Hilton's strategic move to partner with Tesla.
What else are Hilton hotels doing to improve the quality of guest service
In addition to this, Hilton has been actively introducing various promotions to enhance the guest experience. For instance, the recent "Unlimited Rewards Double Dollar" promotion was launched, allowing travel advisors to earn double rewards for bookings made with Hilton until the end of the year.
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