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Lafayette Inn Teams with Tesla Motors
Tesla Destination Charging now offered as new amenity for guests
Easton, Pennsylvania – April 19, 2016 – Lafayette Inn has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide an increasingly desirable amenity; Tesla Destination Charging. Tesla High Power Wall Connectors add 58 miles of range per hour to Model S, charging the vehicle overnight and replicating the convenience Tesla owners are accustomed to at home.
As Easton’s first and only charging location, Lafayette Inn seeks to provide visitors to the area with stress-free recharging whether they’re visiting for the day or staying at the inn to experience all the area has to offer. Easton has seen a surge of interest in local food, sustainability and eco-friendly activities and this historic property that strives to provide guests with every modern amenity is leading the way.
Lafayette Inn joins a rapidly growing network of resorts in Tesla Destination Charging, including more than 170 other Select Registry properties throughout the U.S. This new program offers High Power Connectors as an amenity for visitors, allowing them to charge their Tesla Model S at locations where they want to stay for several hours like hotels, ski resorts, and restaurants. Model S offers 270 miles of range on a single charge so the High Power Wall Connector can easily top off the Tesla in just a few hours, giving Tesla drivers the freedom to charge almost anywhere they want to travel! (Lafayette Inn has one 80A Tesla Wall Connector and one Clipper connector; overnight guests charge for free and non-guests can charge for $15.)
“As a former automotive engineer and life-long ‘car geek’, providing electric vehicle charging to our guests is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.” said Owner Paul Di Liello. “The partnership with Tesla and Select Registry provided the perfect way to do that. It fits right in to our efforts to make the inn a modern, eco-friendly oasis wrapped in a historic, elegant setting.”
Lafayette Inn and other Tesla Destination Charging locations are hosted on Tesla’s interactive webpage and will soon be GPS located on Model S’ navigation through a free software update sent wirelessly to the car. In coming months, Tesla owners will be able to use the Model S 17” touchscreen to easily plan trips and locate the property. Visit http://www.teslamotors.com/findus for more information.
Photographs of the property and chargers are available upon request.
About Lafayette Inn
The Lafayette Inn is an 18 room bed and breakfast style inn located in the National Historic District of College Hill in Easton, PA. Built in 1895 and operating as an inn since 1986, the beautiful Georgian Mansion is fully restored and features modern amenities with old world flare. Guests enjoy delicious breakfasts in the Sunroom, afternoon treats in the Parlor, and access to the lovely wrap-around porch and slate patio. Located just two blocks from Lafayette College and one mile from Easton’s Center Square, the inn makes a perfect home base for exploring this delightful area. Visit www.lafayetteinn.com for more information.
Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ: TSLA) goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles, as well as renewable energy storage. Tesla has delivered nearly 70,000 electric vehicles to customers worldwide.
About Select Registry
Select Registry is a portfolio of more than 300 quality-assured premier inns, bed and breakfasts, and boutique hotels throughout North America. Each property has passed an unannounced, rigorous, quality assurance inspection to earn and maintain its Select Registry membership, and to ensure it provides travelers with guaranteed quality, exceptional service, and an unforgettable lodging experience. Learn more at www.selectregistry.com
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