Furthermore, Mollie’s promises to double the charging capacity at all of its existing properties over the next two years.
Mollie’s launched in 2019 with a Motel, Diner & Drive-Thru in Buckland, Oxfordshire, followed by a second site in 2021 in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. These openings are the beginning of Mollie’s ambitious plans to roll out its own distinctive and disruptive ‘budget-luxe’ offering and to expand to 100 sites in the UK and Europe over the next 10 years, with a further 10 locations already earmarked as part of the immediate expansion plan, including the spring 2023 launch of city-centre based Mollie’s Manchester.
This growth trajectory is projected to grow the brand to a £550 million-a-year revenue business, employing 6,000 people.
All existing Mollie’s properties are equipped with electric vehicle charging bays and the business is committing that EV charging facilities will feature in every new Mollie’s site that has parking for 20 or more cars and can be served by the grid.
Mollie’s Oxford and Mollie’s Bristol have eight and 14 charging bays at each of their properties respectively, with a mix of rapid and overnight chargers and disabled bays at each venue. Both will double their charging facilities in the next two years.
Providing access to electric car charging facilities is part of Mollie’s mission to embrace technology and innovation to enhance the customer experience and to cater for the requirements of the modern traveller. Guests enjoy an effortless, digital-led experience that simplifies the entire stay and is supported by Mollie’s own app, which delivers a raft of benefits.
Guests can check in online or via the app and have their room key delivered to their phone wherever they are and when it’s convenient for them. The electric vehicle charging bays can be pre-booked, free-of-charge, before arrival and there’s 24-hour online chat support with the friendly reception team, in multiple languages.
The Diner provides phone and laptop charging points and Pay at Table tech to settle the bill. For guests that want to dine in-room or on the move, they can simply choose the Diner’s ‘Grab & Go’ option, to order food from their phone and collect when it is convenient for them. Rapid Electric Vehicle charging is available as guests dine.
If bookings include breakfast, guests can use the app to redeem it by simply showing their breakfast booking to a member of staff when in the Diner.
“I am thrilled already with the sustainable and tech advances Mollie’s has made as a brand” said CEO Darren Sweetland. “We are pioneering in the hospitality and travel industry, and I will continue to ensure that we champion our electrical vehicle charging commitment across our growing portfolio of hotels, and I pledge to double the existing EV charging bays over the next two years to meet with the ever-growing sustainable traveller lifestyle”.
The company says that sustainable thinking will continue to sit at the heart of its expansion as it implements measures to manage its environmental impact and further reduce its carbon footprint in the years to come.
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