A stress-free and serene vacation powered by the energy of the South Korean EV crossover.
Guests in England who want to be more in touch with their electric cars can now enjoy a relaxing stay at Hyundai's new EV-powered hotel experience in conjunction with Kip Hideaways. The resort is aptly named Hotel Hyundai and is currently open for bookings. The brand says that this launch is in response to research it conducted that revealed 2,000 holidaymakers in the region are unlikely to go on international vacation due to the increased cost of living.
The special vacation destination is described as a high-end luxury cabin located on the Colemans farm covering 200 acres of historic farmlands. The cabin is equipped to be on the same standard as a boutique hotel as it includes all of the necessities ranging from premium lighting, charging points, a kettle, and a shower, all of which are powered by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 using its Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology.
The hotel offers facilities that include a bar, a restaurant, and a cinema that are also powered by the electric crossover. The eating and drinking station has been curated by celebrity chef Grace Dent who has ensured that the offerings are both innovative and sustainable. All ingredients are sourced locally from the Essex region. Partnering with this section is an Ioniq 5-themed coffee lounge that boasts an espresso machine powered by the EV.
The cinematic experience employs the Ioniq 5's projector and speakers. This is accompanied by a V2L popcorn machine for movie-goers who start to feel a bit peckish.
The big question is whether the compact EV crossovers have the gusto to consistently run a full-scale cabin resort. The brand affirms that thanks to its maximum AC power capacity of 3.6 kilowatts, the Ioniq 5 can power basic appliances using a special adapter with ease.
Hyundai believes that the locals will genuinely appreciate the off-the-grid experience, as the aforementioned research also revealed that locals are keen on spending their free vacation time at home. This is predominately due to the desire to support local businesses, minimize travel, and lower their overall carbon footprint.
The only question is, what happens when the cars run out of juice; how are they recharged? This novelty resort looks cool, but is it truly sustainable? Hopefully, solar and wind will generate energy to recharge the cars.