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EV-powered Hyundai Hotel opening soon!

The Hyundai Hotel is the first hotel in the world to be powered by a car – an electric car, to be precise.

The car in question is the Hyundai IONIQ 5, which features a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, allowing the EV to power domestic appliances – or in this case, an entire hotel.

You simply insert an adaptor with a three-pin socket to the car’s charging socket and you can connect any electrical item with a three-pin plug, which can then be powered by the car’s battery.

The ‘pop-up’ Hyundai Hotel includes a luxury cabin, restaurant and private cinema – all of which are off-grid.

Hotel Hyundai

Hyundai believes that its EV Hotel concept, located in the Essex countryside, will appeal to people due to the cost of living crisis, as research with 2,000 holidaymakers found over half (55%) said they would be rethinking their future holiday plans. Nearly half (44%) said they would like to go on more staycations in 2023 compared to 2022.

Hotel Hyundai is now open for bookings, offering a high-end luxury cabin with lights, electric sockets, kettle and shower powered by the Hyundai IONIQ 5.

The restaurant offers a local menu using sustainable ingredients sourced within Essex, curated by broadcaster and critic Grace Dent. There will be ‘indoor-outdoor’ dining and cooking over fire, and the bar and restaurant area will have an IONIQ 5 coffee lounge.

There’s also a cinema, with a car-powered projector and speakers.

Members of the public will be able to win a stay at the hotel and enjoy the full experience on offer with welcome cocktails, a three-course meal, evening film and breakfast hamper all included.

Hotel Hyundai is open for 14 nights from 19 October to 5 November 2022. To be in with a chance to win a stay, visit: www.kiphideaways.com/hideaways/hotel-hyundai. The competition will run from 06 October to 19 October 2022.

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