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Hollywood Hotel® is First Hotel in Hollywood, California to Install Electric Vehicle Chargers
Hollywood Hotel – The Hotel of Hollywood® is First Hotel in Hollywood, California to Install Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
Hollywood, CA – Monday, May 7 2012 – Hollywood Hotel – The Hotel of Hollywood® partnered with ECOtality, Inc. , a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, and installed three (3) Blink® electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Hollywood Hotel® parking lot in Hollywood, California.
“Hollywood Hotel® is now part of the Blink® Network which has a network of EV chargers that are conveniently placed where consumers stay, play, work, and shop” said Jeff Zarrinnam, CEO at Zarco Hotels Inc. “We are excited to be affiliated with a major EV Charging Network like ECOtality, Inc. as it will direct an ever increasing market of guests with Electrical Vehicles to travel to Hollywood and to stay at Hollywood Hotel®. Installing EV Chargers makes business sense and delivers an amenity to our guests, which no other hotel in Hollywood currently offers on the Blink Network®. In addition to providing an added guest convenience, the EV Charger Installation demonstrates Hollywood Hotel’s® commitment to the environment,”
Hollywood Hotel® has installed three Blink® EV Chargers including a charger for future ADA Electrical Vehicles. Hollywood Hotel® parking lot is gated; however is open to the public driving Electrical Vehicles. Best of all, EV charging is FREE at Hollywood Hotel®. The Blink® Network of charging stations provides EV drivers the freedom to travel as they choose and conveniently charge at Blink® commercial locations along the way. Becoming a Blink® Member at www.blinknetwork.com, consumers may also yield even greater advantages of the Blink Network, such as local incentive programs, reservation systems, and enhanced Blink Network capabilities such as mobile applications for iphone, ipad and android devices. For more information on the Blink® Network, please visit www.blinknetwork.com
About Hollywood Hotel – The Hotel of Hollywood® - Zarco Hotels Inc. has owned and operated Hollywood Hotel – The Hotel of Hollywood® since 1994. Jeff Zarrinnam is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and President and CEO of Zarco Hotels Inc. and has been operating and developing hotels since 1980, including Chateau Celeste – Hollywood, a boutique hotel and Park Sunset Hotel (now Grafton on Sunset). For more information about Hollywood Hotel®, please www.hollywoodhotel.net
About the EV Project - ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project and will oversee the installation of commercial and residential charging stations in major cities and metropolitan areas. The project will provide an EV infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs in these key markets. The project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). For more information about The EV Project, please visit www.theevproject.com
About ECOtality, Inc. - ECOtality, Inc. , headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, ECOtality accelerates the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace carbon-based fuels. For more information about ECOtality, Inc., please visit www.ecotality.com
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