Tysons Corner Marriott now offers guests complimentary vehicle charging at two 30-amp charging stations recently installed in the lower level of the McLean hotel’s parking garage, making it one of about 100 charging locations in Virginia. The hotel received the stations through Nissan North America, Inc.’s charger donation program that promotes the adoption of energy-efficient electric vehicles.
"We’re delighted to provide our guests with a convenient way to charge their electric vehicles," says Shelly DiMeglio, general manager, Tysons Corner Marriott. "At Marriott Hotels & Resorts we take responsibility for the environmental impact of our operations. By providing this complimentary service, we engage our guests in practices that protect the environment. At the same time, we assist guests who have adopted cost-effective transportation in a tight economy."
There are approximately 5,700 charging locations in the United States, but the number is expected to grow to an estimated 11,000 by the end of 2012. Electric vehicles will represent 10 percent of global auto sales by 2020, according to Steve Oldham, spokesman, Nissan.
Tysons Corner Marriott hotel near Reston, VA, one of more than 500 Marriott Hotels & Resorts properties worldwide, is located at 8028 Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner, VA, convenient to D.C. attractions via the Capital Beltway and across the street from Tysons Corner Center, one of the nation’s largest and most influential shopping centers.
Building on more than 30 years of energy conservation experience, Marriott is committed to protecting the environment. The company’s Spirit To Preserve® environmental strategy calls for: greening our multi-billion supply chain; further reducing energy and water consumption by 25 percent per available room by 2017; expanding our portfolio of green hotels and buildings and green hotel development tenfold over the next four years; educating and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment; and investing in innovative, large-scale conservation projects worldwide.