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Hospitality & Destination

Empowering Sustainable Tourism: Somerton House Hotel Pioneers a Greener Tomorrow with Integrated EV Charging Solutions

The Background

Somerton House Hotel, located in the scenic town of Lockerbie, boasts a strategic position that beckons adventure seekers to the Scottish Highlands. It's a favoured destination for those keen on exploring the mesmerising landscapes, including the renowned Gray Mare's Tail and Loch Skeen. The hotel prides itself on being a hospitable haven for visitors looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Highlands.

Recognizing the urgent need for sustainable practices and environmental responsibility, Somerton House Hotel embraced the idea of integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions into its offerings. The move was propelled by the growing global shift towards sustainable tourism and the hotel's dedication to reducing its carbon footprint.

The Solution

In response to the challenge of aligning sustainability goals with revenue generation, Somerton House Hotel undertook a forward-thinking initiative. In February 2023, the hotel strategically partnered with Connekt, a leading expert in EV charging solutions, to install two 22kw fast chargers within its premises.

Connekt, renowned for their expertise in the field, was entrusted with the installation project. Their team of skilled professionals handled all aspects, including electrical work, ground preparation, and the chargers' installation. Importantly, the project was executed with precision and efficiency, causing minimal disruption to the hotel's daily business operations.

The chosen chargers were not just a technical upgrade; they were meticulously integrated with the cutting-edge "GetConnekted" app and the Connekt network. This integration marked a pivotal step in catering to the increasing demand for EV charging. It showcased the hotel's commitment to utilizing innovative technology that seamlessly merged with their sustainability ethos. Through this solution, Somerton House Hotel positioned itself as a pioneer in the hospitality industry, effectively leveraging the potential of electric vehicle infrastructure.

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The Clever Bit

The strategic incorporation of EV charging infrastructure proved to be a game-changer for Somerton House Hotel. By offering convenient and efficient charging solutions, the hotel encouraged visitors to extend their stays, utilising the charging facilities while indulging in the hotel's amenities and local experiences.

This forward-thinking approach not only enhanced the overall guest experience but also showcased the hotel as a thought leader in the tourism sector. Somerton House Hotel succeeded in blending hospitality seamlessly with sustainability, setting a precedent for a cleaner, greener future. Their endeavour was not only about providing a service; it was about creating a holistic experience that mirrored their dedication to environmental responsibility and the promotion of sustainable practices.

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