“It is a technological bet promoted by the Government of Spain, to stimulate the economy and territorial structuring.
Meliá Hotels International announces its agreement with Wenea, the full-service company for electric vehicles, to “electrify” its hotels in Spain, installing more than 100 charging points in its own hotels.
In first step of collaboration, more than 100 charging points will be installed in 50 of the chain’s hotels in different locations throughout Spain, such as Madrid, Barcelona, the Balearic Islands and Seville. These new facilities have universal chargers (accessible for all electric vehicle models) with power ratings from 7.4 kW, 22 kW and 50 kW and onwards.
Under this strategy, both companies seek to promote more sustainable mobility and electric vehicle tourism as an alternative to fossil fuel vehicles, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport. In addition, they also seek to raise public awareness of the importance of air quality in cities, as electric vehicles reduce air pollution, a huge problem for human health, especially in large cities.
Chargers will be available to any electric vehicle driver, who will only have to download the Wenea app on their mobile device to receive all the information about the charging points. Using the app, they will also be able to check the status of each connector in real time, consult the status of their recharging or check their bill and recharge history.
In addition, these new locations will be available on its digital platform, through which customers can plan their routes and locate new stations where making stops during their journeys.
In words of Alberto Cantero, CEO of Wenea: “Agreements such as the one signed with Meliá Hotels International play a fundamental role in the decarbonisation of transport. At Wenea we seek to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles by providing mobility solutions focused on our customers. To do this, it is essential to have a partner like Meliá, which seeks excellence in all its projects and allows us to be where and when our customers need it most”.
For Meliá’s Executive Vice President and CEO, Gabriel Escarrer, “this agreement is part of the environmental commitment of our Group, which has been recognised in 2021 as the Most Sustainable Hotel Company in Spain and Europe, and the second in the World by the prestigious evaluation carried out by Standard & Poor’s Global on Corporate Sustainability. In addition, in view of the global climate emergency, the Company has intensified its commitments to reduce emissions to adapt to the Cop 24 Agreements in Katowice (Poland), which reinforced the goals set in the Paris Climate Agreement, and promoting sustainable mobility will help to achieve these goals”