The Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lake recently announced the installation of its first vehicle charging station. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

NIAGARA ON THE LAKE, Ontario - The Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lake recently announced the installation of its first vehicle charging station.  This environmentally-conscious hotel is one of the first in Southern Ontario to adopt greener business practices and cater to the ever growing eco-traveler market. 

"When Stephen Bieda, the Sun Country Highway Regional Director of Ontario, came to present me with the idea of installing an electric vehicle charging station at our hotel last month, I was very excited," said Frank Vismeg, Managing Director of Marketing and Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lake. "I knew immediately that this was a green marketing opportunity we could not afford to miss." 

In 2009, the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport became Canada's first LEED certified hotel, demonstrating Hilton WorldWide's commitments to sustainability through water savings, energy efficiency, material selection, and environmental health - which are also practiced at the Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lake. 

With the installation of the Sun Country Highway 90-amp charging station, the Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lake can attract electric vehicle owners from farther away. The hotel has two parking spaces with a sign to notify drivers that the spots are reserved for electric vehicles only. 

The Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lake offers special room rates for guests with electric vehicles.  Free EV charging is one of the hotel's complimentary guest benefits - like wired and wireless Internet, fridges, coffee makers, and the 24-hour business center. 

According to the Hotel Association of Canada, green hotels like the Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lake earn an extra LEED point if an electric vehicle charging station is installed and are able to market their hotel as "EV friendly." 

Hilton Garden Inn Niagara on the Lakes participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates. 

For more information visit www.niagaraonthelake.hgi.com or contact Frank Vismeg at 905.984.4200. 

Contacts:
Dawn Ray
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 5954
dawn.ray@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from our oh-so-comfortable Garden Sleep System® bed to complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about our locations around the globe, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.