- LADE and SIHOT streamline EV charging at hotel guests in Europe.
- Automatic charge application to hotel room enhances guest experience.
- Operational in Germany and Italy, meeting the rising demand for convenient onsite EV charging.
Together, LADE and SIHOT will make hotel stays easier for EV drivers
LADE, a European EV charging company, partners with SIHOT, a leading hotel technology firm. This collaboration aims to streamline EV charging by integrating LADE’s AI-powered energy management system with SIHOT’s Hotel Management System.
Operational in Germany and Italy, the partnership will eliminate friction in the payment and billing process for guests using onsite EV charging hubs. Automatic application of electricity top-up charges to the guest’s hotel room is a key feature. This eliminates the need for a separate billing procedure, enhancing the overall guest experience.
Guests utilising LADE’s charging stations can easily connect their EV and validate the charging process through a QR code on their smartphone or an RFID key card issued by the hotel. This ensures a quick and secure charging process, addressing the need for convenience.
An adaptable facet of the collaboration is its compatibility with existing chargers supporting the Open Charge Point Protocol (OPCC). This flexibility extends the benefits of the streamlined payment and charging system to a broader spectrum of hotels.
Carsten Wernet, Chief Executive, SIHOT, said:
“In an effort to bring greater simplicity to hotel amenities and facilities, we are exploring ways to integrate new devices into the PMS to provide greater seamless digital journeys to guests and for hotel operations. With EVs becoming more commonplace, the need for hotels to have onsite charging hubs grows. It makes sense to integrate EV charging into the overall hotel offering and provide seamless payment experiences for guests. Our partnership with LADE reflects our ongoing commitment to reduce the friction throughout the guest journey and provide more automated services.”
The partnership has piqued the interest of notable establishments like Best Western Hotel Nierstein and Rhine-Main Youth Hostel Mainz. It addresses the increasing demand for convenient onsite charging solutions amidst the rising number of electric vehicles on the road.
Dennis Schulmeyer, founder and CEO of LADE, commented:
“For e-mobility to work, we need more and better charging infrastructures; our hotel partnership with SIHOT is one way to realise this. EV owners staying at a hotel can simply park, register and head to their room while the car recharges, knowing the cost will be applied to one centralised bill along with other costs from their hotel stay.”
The LADE and SIHOT partnership is a notable advancement in seamlessly integrating EV charging into the hotel experience. It exemplifies a shared commitment to advancing emobility infrastructure. It also speaks to the intersection of hospitality and sustainable transportation, with destination charging becoming integral to EV infrastructure rollout.