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Hotel & Other Deals for Tesla Owners

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by DrTaras, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    It might have been 2-3 years ago when there was a buzz about some in the Hyatt family buying Teslas and creating a network of chargers outside their hotels with special deals for Tesla owners. I searched the TMC site and could not find any postings about it, but #750 driving LA to Detroit reminded me of that and hidden in one of the posts in Chicago was a deal offered to those staying at the Hotel Felix (disclosure-I have no connection with them) under the "Specials and Packages" section. Chicago Hotel Packages | Hotel Felix, Chicago, Illinois

    "Tesla Test Drive: Package includes accomodation in one of our new contemporary and luxurious guestroom plus a test drive of a Tesla Roadster 2010 with a Tesla representative."

    Ok, so it is not for current owners and there are no chargers involved, but I thought I'd start a thread where others could post their finds? If this should be posted elsewhere, let me know & I'd be happy to move it?

    Cheers, Ian :smile:
     
  2. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    If anyone in Northeast Ohio needs a charge I am more than willing to help! Home Connector with 70a.

    How about that for a deal?

    And I live near a Hilton. :)
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    HOTEL FELIX
     
  4. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    Nice find VFX... I'm considering turning my house into a hotel, charging appropriately, then letting people drive the Tesla for "free." Heck, I've done the latter part of that deal for 100s of people already!

    VFX... didn't you have a place in Palm Springs that you were going to post here too?
     
  5. DrComputer

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    Speaking of hotels and chargers... I just came back from attending a three day conference at the new JW Marriott at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. I figured it's a brand new hotel so they must have thought of charging...but to be safe I'd call ahead just to make sure. When I called I said I was going to be bringing my electric car and wanted to make sure they could accommodate me. After being transferred to three different people I finally got the parking manager who said "well, we don't really have any charging facilities but we do have a place in the garage that the golf carts plug into... will that do?" I told her that would be fine so I packed my bags and drove to the hotel. When I got there the valets quickly greeted me with the usual "ohhh ahhh" stares. I told them that I called ahead and that I am supposed to park next to the golf carts. This sent them in a tizzy and I had to have the valet manager come out. He finally agreed to have someone show me the correct place to go. There was only one 110 plug behind a locked maintenance door. Security had to come unlock the door and then I could plug in my car. When I checked in I asked to speak with the hotel manager to make them aware of the difficult time I had just trying to bring my green car to a brand new hotel in the heart of downtown LA. He said I was the first person to ask about electric car charging and that they were "looking into" installing chargers sometime in the future. I told him that the future was already parked in their basement and that they should put in chargers sooner than later and that they should inform their valley/parking people what to do when the next electric car shows up. So much for Marriott being a "green" hotel company.
     
  6. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    The Renaissance at Orlando Seaworld (maybe this also goes for other Renaissance hotels?) gave me free valet parking (normally $21 per day) and will organize charging through a NEMA 14-50 (the valet offered to take the car down the road to the ChargePoint station).
     
  7. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    Way to be proactive! Love that line!
     
  8. vfx

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    Me too!
     
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    The Tesla LA store says the Ace hotel in PS has a 14-50 (or something) Was going to check it out soon.
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    We were able to get the Austin downtown Hilton to install a J1772 75A charger with the help of one of the Austin owners. Should be installed next month.
     
  11. TEG

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    The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay (CA) seems able to get a 14-50 out to the lobby check-in area when needed.
     

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