Marriott properties will have a turnkey solution to easily add and manage EV charging stations through the EV Connect platform. This is the first agreement of this type for Marriott and ensures that participating locations can provide reliable charging infrastructure at locations within the US and Canada.
The EV Connect charging platform simplifies charging station set-up, management, and optimisation, backed by premium customer service, from installation to driver support. Marriott properties will have the ability to choose the charging hardware deployed on the open platform, allowing it to scale EV charging needs for the needs of individual locations. With EV Connect Shield, a comprehensive parts and labour warranty plan, Marriott property owners will have peace of mind knowing that critical operational and maintenance tasks are performed by qualified personnel, including charging station repair, software support, and fieldwork labour, from resolving minor technical issues to parts sourcing and replacement service.
"Our guests increasingly expect EV charging stations at our properties, and this collaboration will help us meet rapidly evolving consumer demand and further the company's sustainability goals," said Andrew Bodziak, senior VP of global operations at Marriott International. "With EV Connect, we can offer properties an end-to-end turnkey service, simplifying the planning, installation, and maintenance processes while simultaneously delivering high-quality service our guests expect."
Marriott International is shaping the modern hospitality industry with its portfolio of nearly 8,600 properties, operating under 31 brands spanning 139 countries and territories. As Marriott is focused on enhancing the guest experience and making it easier for travellers to choose sustainable transportation options, charging stations at Marriott properties will be visible on the EV Connect app, allowing guests to locate and pay for EV charging.