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Hotel Introduces Electric Vehicles For Guest Transfers

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill and Humming Bird Transport in partnership to introduce sustainable mobility

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, has announced an innovative partnership with Humming Bird Transport (HBT), a leading transport service company specializing in guest mobility services. This partnership aims to advance sustainability efforts within the hospitality industry and came ahead of World Environment Day marked on 5th June.

As part of this initiative, Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, will integrate 12 electric vehicles into its existing fleet. This addition represents a significant step towards reducing carbon emissions and promoting eco-friendly practices within the hotel’s operations.

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

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.

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Mr Russel Storey, General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, said the partnership with Humming Bird Transport will promote sustainable mobility within the hospitality industry.

“This 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 added.

By adopting electric vehicles for guest transfers, Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, has taken a proactive step in minimising its environmental impact. Electric cars produce zero tailpipe emissions, resulting in cleaner air and a reduction in greenhouse gases. This eco-friendly approach aligns with the country’s sustainability goals, making Kenya a frontrunner in green transport in Africa.

Speaking during the launch, Mr Martin Murungi, the Managing Director of Humming Bird Transport, said the partnership with Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill,  pioneers sustainable transportation solutions that will redefine tourism experience and set a new precedent for environmental responsibility.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, has a longstanding commitment to sustainability through its Responsible Business initiative, which focuses on three key pillars: THINK People, THINK Community, and THINK Planet. Under these pillars, the hotel implements various initiatives such as using LED lights, installing sensor taps in washrooms, utilizing solar energy for heating shower water, recycling water, and tree planting, among others.

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