Choice Hotels International has partnered with Tesla to bring Tesla Universal Wall Connectors to Radisson, Cambria, Comfort, Country Inn & Suites, Quality Inn and other Choice-branded hotels across the U.S. Through this agreement, Choice-branded properties can add four or more charging stations for guests, helping to meet the growing demand for electric vehicle charging. To find a hotel with a charging station, travelers can use the EV charging filter on ChoiceHotels.com and the Choice Hotels mobile app.
“This agreement with Tesla allows our brands to further stand out by increasing access to EV charging for guests and potentially drive incremental top-line revenue for hotel owners,” Dominic Dragisich, EVP of operations and chief global brand officer for Choice Hotels International, said in a statement. “At Choice, we are focused on ensuring owners and operators of our hotel brands are set up to benefit from strategic agreements that drive booking consideration and value.”
Guests who drove to its hotels accounted for 82 percent of all Choice room nights in 2022, above the industry average, according to data from DK Shifflet. Approximately 90 percent of Choice-branded properties in the U.S. are in suburban, interstate and small-town locations, with 76 percent located within one mile of a highway entrance.
Currently, 41 percent of Choice’s Cambria hotels offer EV charging, and by the end of 2024, all are expected to be outfitted with at least one charging station. Cambria guests rank EV charging as one of the top three sustainability priorities that they look for when booking a stay. Additionally, several of Choice’s corporate offices currently offer EV charging stations, including North Bethesda, Md. and Scottsdale, Ariz.