Green Lake’s newest feature: Just plug it in

TESLA MODEL S owners can recharge their vehicles in Green Lake.  submitted photo

People usually take vacations to “recharge.”

Now in Green Lake, electric cars can, too.

Marcus Hotels & Resorts — which took over management of the Heidel House in May — is promoting a new addition to the historic resort: a charging station for Tesla electric vehicles.

“The Tesla charging stations will provide a convenient and fast charging solution for Tesla Model S owners staying at a Marcus Hotels & Resorts property during the busy summer travel season,” a media release reads.

This now includes the resort in Green Lake and several others around country, from Chicago to Las Vegas.

Marcus spokeswoman Jessica Vollrath Huebner said the company believes this amenity will be well received by Tesla owners and will enhance their experience in Green Lake.

“This cutting-edge, eco-friendly technology allows Tesla owners driving this summer the ability to charge their car overnight or a few hours while enjoying a drink or bite to eat,” she said.

Tesla says its Model S is the first mass-produced electric premium sedan. The release states the wall connector offers more than twice the power of typical charging stations, adding perhaps 58 miles of range in one hour.

“Thanks to our growing supercharger network, Tesla Model S owners are hitting the road in increasing numbers,” said Cal Lankton, director of global infrastructure for Tesla. “By offering convenient destination charging services to Tesla owners, Marcus Hotels & Resorts is replicating the convenience our owners have become accustomed to at home.

“Waking up relaxed with a fully charged Model S makes for a fantastic road trip experience,” Lankton added.

These high-power charging stations have been installed at the majority of Marcus-owned-and-managed properties across the United States.

“We are always finding new ways to enhance our guests’ overall experience,” said Brian Burton, vice president of revenue generation for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “By combining the leading-edge technology and the forward-thinking of Tesla with our commitment to providing an exceptional experience for our guests, we now have the ability to offer a high-tech, eco-friendly solution for Model S owners traveling this summer.”


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