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Radisson Blu Hotel Upper Hill Introduces Electric Vehicle For Guest Transfers


Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, has introduced 12 new electric vehicles as part of its efforts to advance sustainability within the hospitality industry. 

The hotel has partnered with Humming Bird Transport (HBT), a leading transport service company specializing in guest mobility services for the provision of the vehicles. 

Radisson Blu Hotel said in a statement that this addition represents a significant step towards reducing carbon emissions and promoting eco-friendly practices within the hotel’s operations. 

Furthermore, the hotel has installed a dedicated charging station on its premises, providing essential infrastructure to support electric vehicles and further bolstering sustainability initiatives. The charging station will also be available for use by hotel guests later in the year. 

Russel Storey, General Manager of the Hotel the partnership marks a defining moment in the hospitality industry. 

‘’By introducing electric vehicles, we are not just reducing carbon emissions; we are re-writing the script on the hospitality industry’s environmental impact. We are also aiming to redefine the tourism experience while championing Kenya’s leadership in green transport in Africa,” he said.

Radisson Blu Electric Vehicle

Humming Bird Transport, renowned for its commitment to green mobility, is leading the transition towards eco-friendly transportation in the sub-Saharan hospitality landscape. With a focus on integrating cutting-edge technologies and fostering strategic partnerships, the company boasts the largest electric vehicle fleet and charging infrastructure in the sub-Saharan African hospitality sector. 

Martin Murungi, the Managing Director of Humming Bird Transport, said, “Our partnership with Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, exemplifies the power of collaboration and shared vision in driving positive change. Together, we are pioneering sustainable transportation solutions that will redefine the tourism experience and set a new precedent for environmental responsibility.”

The new electric vehicles will be used for guest transfers.

Radisson Blu Hotel Upper Hill said this partnership and the introduction of electric vehicles underscore the hotel’s commitment to environmental stewardship, reinforcing its alignment with the themes of World Environment Day 2024.

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