Fairmont Beijing has partnered BMW to showcase
the carmaker’s new electric i Series range of cars.
Guests booking airport transfers and the
Fairmont Beijing’s ‘Passion Package’ will, for the next three
months, be transported around the city in an emission-free BMW i
Series car so they can experience them first-hand.
Fairmont Beijing partners with BMW
as part of a ‘Wise City Action’ initiative encouraging major
property companies in Beijing and Shanghai to install re-charging
facilities for electric vehicles. The hotel is one of the first
real estate locations with re-charging.
“As we all know,
all-electric vehicle and hybrid cars need charging regularly, and
without convenient and safe charging facilities, wider use of
low-carbon electric cars cannot come true. Fairmont Hotels &
Resorts has a long-standing reputation as a pioneer of environment
protection with the brand’s environmental programming dating back
to 1990. That comprehensive commitment to minimising our impact on
the planet is now extending to China,” said Fairmont Beijing’s
General Manager, Michael Ganster.
Sustainably designed throughout through
intelligent lightweight construction with carbon and an
aerodynamic design, the all-electric BMW i3, is locally
emission-free for city driving and has a range of up to 160 km.
The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid that brings
together the advantages of electro mobility and innovative engine
technology. The result is an extraordinarily dynamic driving
experience - with extremely low consumption and CO2 emissions.
“With a long history of social involvement and sustainable
practices, Fairmont is committed to having a positive impact in
the communities where our guests and colleagues work, live and
play. More than two decades after leading the foray into environmental stewardship, we are again raising the bar with this
new sustainability partnership with BMW i Series, taking the lead in the ‘Wise City Action’ campaign,” said Mr. Ganster.
Fairmont Beijing began co-operating with BMW, providing BMW bikes
with a guiding app for guests to explore Beijing’s ancient hutongs.
In North America, complimentary local shuttle services by BMW are
provided at all Fairmont hotels in Canada and the United States.
Globally, Fairmont hotels also have BMW bicycles available for
guests to get outside and experience their destination on two
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