A recent survey carried out by electrical contractors, AEL, stated that by the year 2022, 1 in 5 boutique hotel guests will own an Electric Vehicle (EV).
Not only this, but access to charging services could play a deciding factor when those guests are considering where to stay. The survey suggests that this could affect up to 87% of EV drivers and their decision-making process.
This is a considerably sizeable market for boutique hotels, and therefore they must be prepared for such a shift in the market, or risk losing out to competitors that are ready.
The reality of this means that hoteliers will have to invest in offering their corporate customers EV charge points during their stay. But it is not just as simple as having a couple of charge points installed in the car-park, hoteliers must make sure that they have an adequate amount of charge points, regular accessibility to them, and be able to manage and track their use.
At Hotel Perfect, we have created an Inventory Module, that can be used to manage limited resources, such as car-parking spaces or EV charging points. This module allows hoteliers to book slots by the hour, or by the day, so that access to the charging points can be managed.
It also facilitates the option of charging for the service, or offering it on a complimentary basis, depending on the package that is on offer, adding a potential new revenue stream in the future.
This is not a threat to the boutique hotel market, despite the stark warning, this is an opportunity in many ways; being prepared for the EV revolution will allow you to increase revenue streams, retain your current guests (as well as win a few from ill-equipped rivals!) as well as increase revenue per guest. That’s not to mention the priceless green credentials that come with offering such environmentally-friendly, well-managed facilities.
For more information about the Inventory Module, or how our PMS can help you deliver a guest experience like no other, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org , call 0843 309 1601, or you can Book A Demo