Riyadh Marriott Diplomatic Quarter today announced the launch of the first ever electric vehicle (EV) charging station for commercial and residential use in Saudi Arabia.formation Program and also aligns with Marriott International sustainability goals and commitment. Riyadh Marriott Diplomatic Quarter is the first organization in Saudi Arabia to join this collective.
“These charging stations are another step in making Riyadh Marriott a more sustainable hotel,” said Muin Serhan, The general Manager of Riyadh Marriott Hotels. “With electric vehicles becoming more mainstream, this will allow us to adapt our hotel infrastructure to meet a growing need for EV charging and also help us in becoming more environmentally friendly by supporting the use of electric vehicles which emit no tailpipe emissions.”
As part of Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter commitment to promote environmentalism in saudi arabia,The Riyadh Marriott Hotel in Diplomatic Quarter is the first Hotel to join GreenParking’s EV Charging Network – a vast network company of smart electric vehicle chargers that spans the Middle East. Electric vehicle drivers who use the GreenParking App can now access the new state of the art eVolve charging station at Marriott Diplomatic Quarter Hotel. The charger is located in Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter underground parking lot and is capable of the fastest possible charging AC-power speed, and is compatible with all car manufacturers.
CEO of GreenParking, Sam Alawiye spoke of his excitement and pride about the collaboration with Riyadh Marriott Hotels, and contributing to the green movement sweeping the region of Saudi Arabia.
“The Marriott Riyadh location is the perfect place to install this Smart Fast Charger, and we’re delighted to be working with the Marriott team to expand this service to all Marriott Hotels in Riyadh. It’s a location that is accessible to a number of important communities and neighborhoods in the surrounding areas, and will help to promote a greener environment and provide required App based services to the growing number of Electric car drivers in the Kingdom. These are really exciting times for the Middle East when it comes to sustainability, and we’re proud to be apart of this powerful collaboration with Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter which will drive towards better eco-friendly solutions in eMobility and Parking.
Marriott and GreenParking are set to celebrate the moment in early November with an exciting inauguration event at the hotel. As the charger is opened to the public. Muin Serhan, the General Manager of Riyadh Marriott Hotels and GreenParking’s Sam Alawiye will both speak on what this means for the city, followed by an evening of live music, food and drinks.
As Marriott Hotels continues to embrace change, it’s obvious that this won’t be the last stop on for Marriott toward a more sustainable future in the Saudi Arabia.
Founded in 1996, GreenParking has a rich history of innovation and forward-thinking solutions. The company transitioned from one of the largest parking companies in the UAE, into the largest eMobility charging solutions provider, with over 600 Smart EV Chargers supplied or operated. Globally recognized, their award-winning services have helped over 100 businesses achieve their parking, mobility and environmental goals. These include the Emaar Group, Dubai Holding, Shurooq, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Armani Hotel (Burj Khalifa) and the Dubai Opera, to name a few. GreenParking pride themselves on being the first parking solutions provider in Dubai to offer free EV charging to the public, cementing their reputation as a company committed to promoting a cleaner, safer environment for all.
About the GreenParking Network & App:
The GreenParking EV-Network by GreenParking is an initiative that aims to make Smart EV Chargers more accessible to the public by installing them in public areas such as hotels and shopping centres. These free-to-use smart chargers are connected to an online platform that allows users of the GreenParking App to monitor their type, live status, location and more. As more drivers choose electric vehicles over traditional ones, there is an increasing demand for better access to high quality chargers. The “EV-Network by GreenParking” App can be downloaded for free and has been set up to build a better future, encourage more drivers to go green, and contribute to the developing eco-system of sustainability in the UAE and beyond.