Manufacturers are offering more electric vehicles than ever, and with market prices falling, consumers worldwide are welcoming this rapidly growing technology. Green Globe member, the Mövenpick Hotel Berlin in Germany, is preparing for this massive trend: Partnering with SCIUS Consulting GmbH a study is being created on the impact this will have to the hospitality industry.
In Germany alone, around 6,400 electric cars are on the road already. According to the Federal Ministry of Transportation, this number is expected to rise to at least a million by 2020. Situated in the bustling heart of Germany’s capital, Mövenpick Hotel Berlin prepares systematically for the growing demand of E-mobility services, coming together in the next few years. The study will be published in July.
“Based on the latest technology, our guests will enjoy additional services, such as reservation apps,” said Frank Hoerl, Managing Director at the Mövenpick Hotel Berlin. “Charging your own electric vehicle will become an integrated part of the hotel experience.”
The ‘E-mobility kit’, provided by SCIUS Consulting, will select the relevant criteria for Mövenpick Hotel Berlin to develop a customized manual, to be implemented into the hotel operation.
“Being a host in Europe’s fastest growing metropolis, we are fully aware of our responsibility towards the environment. Humanity has much to gain from this emerging industry, as it offers a most sustainable solution for the future. The hotel industry in Berlin will be an important catalyst, paving the way for the breakthrough of E-mobility,” added Frank Hoerl.
Mövenpick Hotel Berlin is a “hot spot” in the city, where unique design meets history. The hotel is located in the old Siemens factory building near the infamous Potsdamer Platz. Just a few weeks ago, the property earned Green Globe re-certification.
About SCIUS Consulting
Headquartered in Berlin, SCIUS Consulting is a management consultancy, focusing on the energy and electric mobility industries. Since 2009 SCIUS consultants support energy providers, vehicle manufacturers, and infrastructure managers. SCIUS develops strategies, and assists businesses with the implementation of new concepts. For further information, please visit www.scius-consulting.com
About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 80 hotels, resorts, and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Istanbul (Turkey), Shanghai (China), and Marrakech (Morocco).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specializes in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities.
Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.moevenpick.com.
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About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com
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