Lowry Hotel charges ahead with installation of electric vehicle charging points

Adrian Ellis

The five-star Lowry Hotel is one of the first hotels across Manchester to decrease its carbon footprint with the installation of two Tesla power point outlets.

The charging points, which can be used both by residents of the hotel and members of the public, are another step in the Salford hotel’s sustainability plan for 2018 – aimed to be the year of the hotel becoming more environmentally-focused.

Its plans involve a range of experiences which can be enjoyed while the car is charging. The hotel’s mixologist has created an exclusive non-alcoholic cocktail ‘Red Moon’, inspired by a Tesla Roadster being launched into space, for motorists to relax with while in the River Bar area.

The hotel says for those in need of a pampering session, The Lowry Spa is offering a 30-minute luxurious manicure. Culture enthusiasts can wander along the mezzanine corridor to lose themselves in the curated artworks, and motorists wanting to re-charge themselves can indulge in one of the myriad of cappuccinos and lattes on the hot drinks menu.

The hotel has even created a 30-minute express work-out in the newly-refurbished gym, which is fully fitted with free weights and modern Technogym equipment, ensuring the 30 minutes of waiting time is put to good use.

Adrian Ellis, The Lowry’s general manager, said: “The Tesla charging points are a fantastic new addition to the hotel, it all fits into our long-term goal of being at the forefront of hotel sustainability.

“We’ve created a host of experiences to ensure drivers maximise their time with us while the cars are charging up.

“The electric charging points are one of a series of initiatives we are undertaking in 2018 to address environmental issues in hotels and we are delighted to offer Tesla’s specific charging points alongside our facilities for other electric car drivers.”