Hotel Hyundai is now open for bookings, offering guests a unique experience by staying in the world’s first car-powered hotel. The new concept was launched by the car brand, alongside broadcaster and critic Grace Dent, after research commissioned by Hyundai of 2,000 holidaymakers found over half (55%) of people said the cost-of-living crisis has made them rethink their future holiday plans. Nearly half (44%) would like to go on more staycations in 2023 compared to 2022.
The Hotel Hyundai is set across three key areas:
Guest suite: A high-end luxury cabin by Colemans Farm, the guest suite gets lights and charging points, a kettle, and shower. All of this is by an IONIQ 5 and its Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology.
Bar & restaurant: The menu and mixology have been curated by Grace Dent, with ingredients sourced locally within Essex. As well as indoor-outdoor dining and cooking over fire, the bar and restaurant area will have an IONIQ 5 coffee lounge, with an espresso machine powered by the car.
Cinema: Guests can enjoy a film from a car-powered projector and speakers, with a V2L-powered popcorn machine.
“I hope this three-week pop-up hotel is just the start for this concept of a car plugging in and powering a luxury experience like this. I’m predicting that guests will be hoping that his amazing hotel and the full experience it offers might be here again in 2023,” Grace Dent, Curator of Hotel Hyundai
“Our award winning IONIQ 5 is able to power Hotel Hyundai using its V2L feature, where an adapter from the car provides a socket which domestic appliances can be plugged into,” Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK.
The IONIQ 5 is able to power the hotel using its V2L feature that supplies AC power (230V/50Hz) up to a maximum of 3.6kW (or 15 Amps) power consumption. An adapter from the car provides a socket into which standard domestic appliances can be plugged into.