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PLAZA Hotelgroup together with Virta invests in charging infrastructure at over 50 locations

The expanding PLAZA Hotelgroup is represented by its more than 50 hotels in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. In cooperation with Virta, a new hotel service will soon be available to travellers: electric vehicle (EV) charging.

Together with Virta, the PLAZA Hotelgroup will provide public charging infrastructure at all of their locations over the next few months. This service allows hotel guests to charge their electric vehicles during their stay, supports sustainable mobility and offers travellers added value.

EV charging at PLAZA Hotelgroup’s hotels is mainly aimed at frequent and business travellers who, in addition to the highest comfort and top service, now also expect charging possibilities for their electric cars. At the same time, the PLAZA Hotelgroup makes a valuable contribution to the expansion of the public charging network.

Due to their central locations, the PLAZA Hotelgroup hotels are ideal for the operation of EV charging stations. With its one-stop-shop solution, Virta enables a smooth and cost-effective implementation of the charging infrastructure.

As one of Europe’s fastest-growing EV charging platforms, Virta can quickly implement EV charging in the countries where the PLAZA Hotelgroup is active and expand it to other target markets quickly. Currently, the Virta charging network includes over 500,000 charging points, including roaming and is used by thousands of EV drivers around Europe daily.

In the Virta mobile app, EV drivers can easily find PLAZA Hotelgroup charging points, manage and pay for charging sessions, view invoices and access 24/7 customer support.

“The partnership with Virta to install EV charging stations at our hotels offers our guests real added value. We are pleased to offer our frequent and business travellers a convenient way to charge their electric vehicles while they stay with us. This initiative is an important step towards sustainable mobility and underlines our commitment to environmentally friendly solutions in the hotel industry,” explains Yonca Yalaz, Managing Director of the PLAZA Hotel Group.

“With the publicly accessible charging stations in its parking lots, the PLAZA Hotelgroup demonstrates its commitment to offering guests excellent service and actively promoting e-mobility. Thanks to our expertise, we can offer a comprehensive, end-to-end charging solution, including the necessary hardware at their German, Austrian, and Dutch locations. Through the Virta Hub, the PLAZA Hotelgroup can set up flexible billing for different user groups, such as hotel guests and employees, and smartly adapt energy management to their specific needs,” says Patrick Flaig, Key Account Director for Virta in DACH+CEE.

 

About PLAZA Hotelgroup

As early as 2002, the foundation for the PLAZA Hotelgroup was laid by the entrepreneurial couple Yonca and Ihsan Yalaz. The company specialises in the operation of city and business hotels. Today, it is one of the five largest family-run hotel groups in Germany, with 3- and 4-star business hotels at over 50 locations in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands with over 7,500 rooms.

www.plazahotels.de

About Virta

Virta’s digital EV charging platform is used by over 1,000 private and public companies and organisations in retail, hotel, real estate, parking, petrol retail, automotive, and energy industries. These customers operate over 100,000 chargers in 35 countries, forming the “Powered by Virta” network. Through roaming, EV drivers can access over 500,000 charging points in over 65 countries.

www.virta.global

 

Contact and inquiries

For PLAZA Hotelgroup

Anne Heußner

+49 69 530 546 50

a.heussner@primo-pr.com

 

For Virta

Esa-Pekka Nykänen

Communication and Brand Director

+358 (0)40 595 3135

esa-pekka.nykanen@virta.global