SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

October 07, 2011 15:31 ET

Chattanooga Conference Center Hotel Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The New Level 2 Blink® Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Offered at No Additional Cost to Guests

CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwire - Oct 7, 2011) - The Residence Inn Chattanooga near Hamilton Place, among Chattanooga extended stay hotels, is proud to announce that it has added two new environmentally friendly Level 2 Blink® Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. The charging stations are complimentary to hotel guests.

The hotel has taken great strides in the local and global effort to create a healthier, greener environment since its opening in 2009. Residence Inn is a member of the Chattanooga Green Lodging Certification Program. The hotel recycles soap, uses environmentally friendly laundry detergents, recycles plastic, and is involved with the towel linen reuse program - which saves water.

In 2010, ECOtality, a leader in electric transportation, launched the EV Project. The EV Project is designed to educate the uninformed about the charging stations and to encourage the deployment of charging infrastructure across the United States.

With the mission of reducing the use of fossil fuels, The EV Project is a public-private partnership funded in part by the Department of Energy. ECOtality used the grant to place Level 2 Stations in prime driving areas.

ECOtality recently held a conference in Chattanooga, TN, and 3H Group Hotels, the management company that owns the Chattanooga conference center hotel, attended the meeting as representatives for the hotel. Because of its prime location, the Residence Inn by Marriott was chosen to add two of only 14,000 Level 2 Stations across 18 major cities in the U.S.

"The new EV Stations are excellent additions to the property," says Ken Cleveland, General Manager of the Chattanooga suites hotel. "We have been participating in the Go Green Initiative for a while, and the charging systems take it a step forward."

The Blink® Level 2 Charging Stations recharge vehicles in approximately 4-6 hours, and are typically used for overnight charging. The standalone units are built for commercial use, and have a friendly, convenient, and adaptable design.

The charging stations are a great, cost effective way to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions. The Blink® systems encourage clean technology and a cleaner environment.

About the Residence Inn Chattanooga near Hamilton Place
Recently named the "Best Hotel in Chattanooga" by the Destination Guide, the Residence Inn Chattanooga near Hamilton Place is among hotels near Volkswagen Chattanooga and other corporations and local attractions. The new conference center, attached to the hotel, is an ideal choice for meeting rooms in Chattanooga, featuring 4,650 square feet of total meeting space and a maximum seating capacity of 250. Guests of the hotel can also take advantage of the hotel's facilities and in-room amenities. This includes a full kitchen, flat-screen televisions, luxury bedding, complimentary Internet access, indoor pool, fitness center, and a free breakfast buffet every morning.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ken Cleveland
    E-mail: Email Contact
    Phone: 423-486-7700