Electric bikes help power hotel
Published 15/04/2010 | 07:57
Guests are to be offered the chance to power hotels by using special bikes to get fit under an energy efficiency drive.
Crowne Plaza is launching the idea in Copenhagen, but it could be offered to its hotels in the UK if it proves successful.
Guests who produce 10 watt hours of electricity by using new electric bicycles will be offered a free meal, said the company, adding that its initiative would help people get fit, reduce their carbon footprint and save electricity and money at the same time.
Allan Agerholm, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, said: "The electric bikes offer our guests the chance to get fit and help power the hotel at the same time using environmentally responsible technology.
"It will be interesting to see how many guests take part and how much electricity we generate."
The scheme will run for a year and if successful will be offered in all Crowne Plaza hotels in the UK.