Hotel operators Windward say growing popularity means chargers are now essential for guests
Windward Management, a team of experienced hotel operators and investors, have launched 90 new electric vehicle charge points in 13 of their hotel locations nationwide. The charging infrastructure was installed by ePower who supply, install, support and manage electric vehicle chargers throughout Ireland.
The investment means hotel guests and customers can now easily charge their electric vehicles during their visit. As the number of EV drivers continues to rise, Windward believes charging facilities are becoming an imperative hotel offering. The newly installed EV chargers will improve ESG factors, promote sustainability, reduce carbon footprint and increase green credentials.
The electric vehicle charge points are easy to operate with each station displaying a ‘how to use’ guide for users. The charging stations are visible on several EV charging apps such as Plugsurfing, the ePower app and on the internationally used app, PlugShare.
Executive Director of ePower Hugh Hall says he’s delighted to be partnering with Windward: “The ePower team was pleased to install EV chargers for the Windward Managed hotels as they work to improve their approach to sustainability. As well as installing the equipment, we’re looking forward to growing our partnership as we manage and maintain the chargers at these Windward properties in the future”.
The initial take-up of the EV chargers among customers has been very positive and they’re being used more regularly every week as awareness grows about their installation.
The teams at Windward Management and The TMR Hotel Collection are very excited about building on sustainable initiatives within their managed properties and plan to continue with the expansion of the EV chargers, as part of their decarbonisation plan in the future.
Group General Manager at Windward Management Charlie Sheil believes it’s a good investment for the future: “We are delighted to offer ePower Car Charging Facilities across our portfolio of hotels, feedback from customers has been fantastic so far and we are looking forward to expanding the facilities in line with our sustainability initiatives”.
Spokesperson for the TMR Hotel Collection Ian McSweeney hopes the chargers will prove popular among customers: “We are very pleased with the professional installation of ev Chargers by ePower across our properties. This is a fantastic service that we are happy to offer and is in keeping with our dedication to addressing the needs of our valued customers.’”
ePower’s EV charging stations are now available at the Connemara Coast Hotel, McWilliam Park Hotel, The Radisson Blu Dublin Airport, Plaza Hotel Tallaght, Tallaght Cross Hotel, Mount Wolseley Hotel, Park Inn Shannon Airport, Aghadoe Heights, Cavan Crystal Hotel, Farnham Estate, Harvey’s Point and soon to be live at The Fitzwilton Hotel and The Anner Hotel.