HOTEL ICON launches its first zero emissions vehicle—the BMWi3

Posted: Wed 22 Oct, 2014 5:43 PM

HOTEL ICON launches its first zero emissions vehicle—the BMWi3

Hong Kong, 22 October 2014 – As part of its continuous commitment to the environment, Hotel ICON has purchased BMW’s first zero emissions vehicle the i3. The BMWi3 is the Hotel’s first green vehicle that will launch in November 2014. Guests who book direct in the hotel will get a chance to win a free departure transfer in the first two weeks of the car’s launch.

 

Electric vehicles are perfect for driving the city and it is engineered to be the perfect car for the urban environment. The chauffeured BMWi3 can be used for site seeing, shopping trips or travelling around for meetings around Kowloon and Hong Kong. Guests can go wherever they want to go within the city limits.

 

“Not only is Hotel ICON committed to reducing carbon impact, but we understand the new luxury Millennials are a new breed of travellers that are very environmentally aware,” said Richard Hatter, General Manager of Hotel ICON. “We recognise that our vehicles impact on the environment and this is only the first step. We are looking at purchasing and further expanding with electric shuttle buses to follow. ”

 

The innovative BMW i3 is not only emission free, but the exterior is designed using high-quality, sustainable materials. It features carbon-fiber reinforced plastic to improve the vehicle’s energy consumption and is an intelligent form of travel on the road.

 

"We are delighted to see partners, such as Hotel ICON, sharing the same vision for innovation and sustainable mobility, and more importantly, taking a proactive step towards a better environment. I am sure the BMW i3 will be very popular amongst guests, as they will be impressed by the performance of our premium electric car. It will be a memorable experience." said Mr. Newman Tsang, Managing Director Hong Kong and Macau, Sime Darby Motor Group (HK) Limited and BMW Concessionaires (HK) Limited.

 

About Hotel ICON

Unlike any other, Hotel ICON is an upscale Hong Kong hotel in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui East. Standing as a testament to Hong Kong’s creative energy and vibrant arts scene, Hotel ICON showcases work from the city’s celebrated designers and the world’s most acclaimed architects. Offering the ultimate in comfort and committed to service excellence, Hotel ICON’s 262 stylish guestrooms comprise seductive extras, including complimentary wired and Wi-Fi internet connections, smartphone with unlimited mobile data and an ultra-slim 40” Ultra High Definition LED TV. Located on level 9, Hotel ICON’s Angsana Spa is a tranquil oasis while the harbour-facing outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre allow guests to exercise while enjoying views of Hong Kong Island’s spectacular skyline. With a maximum capacity of 580 persons, Hotel ICON’s grand Silverbox ballroom is the ideal venue for a celebration or theatre-style conference. Hotel ICON houses three restaurants: Above & Beyond, The Market and GREEN, providing guests with exceptional quality of the food and impeccable service. wallpaper* magazine included Hotel ICON in its 2011 list of the world’s Best Business Hotels and DestinAsian included the hotel in its Luxe List 2011. The premier hotel has also won in 2 categories including the Top 25 Hotels in China as well as the Top 25 Hotels for Service in China in the 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.

 

For more information on Hotel ICON, please visit http://www.hotel-icon.com


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