A prestigious Ventnor hotel has installed six new charging points for electric vehicles.

The Royal Hotel is setting its sights on a green future for the hotel and its residents, with environmentally friendly initiatives to minimise carbon footprint, and support the Island’s farmers, wildlife and landscape also on the horizon.

The Royal Hotel is now the only destination on the Island that has six charging points in one location.

The recent appointment as a Gold member of Visit Isle of Wight’s Green Star scheme shows The Royal’s commitment is hoping to inspire visitors to the Island to choose sustainable travel options.

William Bailey said:

“As a business, we are doing our best to reduce our carbon footprint, whilst maintaining the luxurious experience that our guests expect from a stay at The Royal. To this end, we have introduced several eco-friendly initiatives, including working towards phasing out single-use plastics, and installing charging points for electric vehicles. We also plan to introduce beehives to The Royal in early 2020, and are planting a wild-flower meadow to support the local eco-system.”

Nick Wheeler, from EV Connextions, said:

“We were delighted to be invited to install six electric vehicle fast charging points at The Royal Hotel. This now gives the opportunity for visitors to charge their vehicle whilst relaxing in beautiful surroundings at The Royal Hotel.”

Visit Isle of Wight Chief Executive, Will Myles, said:

“It’s great to see the Royal investing in electric vehicle charging points.

“It allows electric vehicles – which are still at their early adoption stage – to be accessible and shows anyone coming to the Island that there are no barriers when it comes to electric vehicles.”

To find out more about The Royal’s plans for a Green Future, visit https://royalhoteliow.co.uk/about/working-responsibly