National 01 December 2022: Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Limited is gearing up to roll out a nationwide sustainability initiative by catalysing electric vehicle (EV) adoption across cities.
All the brands under ASPHL (THE Park Hotels, THE Park Collection, Zone by The Park, and Zone Connect) are installing public charging infrastructure at the premises – As part of the Company’s planet positive initiatives, ASPHL is working with Tata Power to incorporate these fleet-charging facilities for four wheelers, which makes the Group, one among the top Hotel chains to adopt EV across the country.
Tata Power has developed a user-friendly mobile App, enabling EV consumers to locate charging stations, which can be booked in advance, or as required, including payment of the same. ASPHL’s hotels present in each city will also feature as part of this application across the country.
Half the world’s population currently reside in cities, which will see a drastic increase in another two decades. While cities occupy only 2% of the world’s landmass, the climatic impact and footprint are immeasurable in terms of energy consumption, and CO2 emissions.
In India, electrification in the mobility space will see a sustainable progress path and a dramatic surge soon (by the year 2030), impacting the transportation landscape. Battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will steer the future that will affect the economy, environment and energy conservation.
Speaking about EV implementation, Mr Vijay Dewan, Managing Director, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Limited says “We have always worked towards sustainability through our five core areas for strategic action. By implementing EV infrastructure, we are taking this a step ahead in the direction of reducing carbon footprint and being sustainable. With feasible, consistent accessibility of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), it will play a key role in making it easy for our guests to use the service and act as an added service benefit.”
Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Limited (ASPHL) has five brands under it.
THE Park Hotels, pioneers of luxury boutique hotels, is present in India’s major cities and leisure destinations. Situated in prime locations, we at THE Park Hotels houses some of India’s most inventive restaurants, liveliest bars and happening nightclubs. We are present in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, and Visakhapatnam with an upcoming hotel in Pune.
THE Park Collection is intimate, personalized, and tailored to transmit an inimitable guest experience. It includes THE Park Calangute (Goa), THE Park Baga River (Goa), THE Denmark Tavern (Serampore, Kolkata) and a heritage hotel, THE Park Chettinad which is partly opened, and upcoming Ran Baas in Patiala.
Zone by The Park is a mid-scale social catalyst brand, for design-conscious price-conscious guests. Zone has its presence in Coimbatore, Jaipur, Chennai ORR, Bengaluru, Jodhpur, Jammu, Kolkata, Dimapur with upcoming hotels in Amritsar, Phalodi – Jodhpur, Muzzafarpur, Siliguri and Srinagar.
Zone Connect is a mid-scale brand that channels its inimitable spirit and design ethos from Zone by The Park. The brand has three hotels operational in Goa and Coimbatore with upcoming hotels in Darjeeling, Manali and Port Blair which are slated to open in the next 6 months.
Flurys, over 94-year old iconic patisserie from Park Street in Kolkata that has expanded to over 50 outlets across Kolkata, also has presence in Navi Mumbai and Delhi.
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