Guests staying at the Montpellier Chapter hotel in Cheltenham are to benefit by being driven around the town in an electric car.
The 61-bedroom hotel, which opened in November 2010, has taken delivery of one of the first Mitsubishi i-MiEV plug-in electric cars following its launch into the UK earlier this month.
General manger James Partridge said that as well as the zero-emissions vehicle being able to transport guests around the locality, the hotel will become the first in Gloucestershire to provide charging facilities for electric vehicles.
"We take our corporate social responsibilities very seriously in terms of managing our impact on the environment both locally and as part of the bigger picture," he said.
Chapter Hotels is a new brand of contemporary, lifestyle properties to be launched by Hong-Kong-based Swire Hotels. Further hotels are to be launched in other towns and cities around the UK, including Exeter and Bristol.
By Janet Harmer
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