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Hotel Julien Dubuque Joins the Tesla Motors Destination Charging Network

(April 23rd, 2015) – Hotel Julien Dubuque recently installed three electric vehicle charging stations in partnership with the Telsa Motors Destination Charging program.  Designed to provide travelers with electric vehicle charging options, the Destination Charging program supplies hotels, restaurants, and resorts with High Power Wall Connectors that offer more than twice the power of a typical charging station.

Located in the hotel’s East Parking Lot, the Destination Charging Station houses two Tesla chargers which operate at 80 amps and add 58 miles of range in one hour.  In addition to the two Tesla chargers, the hotel has also installed one 60 amp universal electric vehicle charger.

“Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular,” said Sam Feehan, Maintenance Engineer at Hotel Julien Dubuque. “We continually strive to provide the best experiences for our guests so it was an easy decision to work with Tesla to offer electric vehicle charging as an added amenity.”

Visitors to the hotel have already expressed their excitement about the installation of the electric charging stations.  A guest of Caroline’s Restaurant (located in the lower level of Hotel Julien Dubuque) noted, “Not only was the food fabulous – my girlfriend and I had lunch –  but I could plug my Ford Focus Electric while I ate…Thank you Hotel Julien. Great service all around.”  Additionally, an overnight guest of the hotel was thrilled to be able to charge her Tesla Model S during her stay.

Tesla plans to continue expanding their Destination Charging program by working with additional restaurants, hotels, resorts, and beach parking locations throughout the United States.  Currently, Dubuque is one of only four locations in the state of Iowa that is a part of the Tesla Destination Charging network.

ABOUT HOTEL JULIEN DUBUQUE

Located in the heart of Dubuque’s Old Main District, Hotel Julien Dubuque offers the area’s most elegant accommodations and impeccable service. Built in 1915 and extensively renovated in 2009 to restore its original grandeur, this remarkable boutique hotel marries modern amenities with historic charm, featuring richly appointed suites, a stunning Grande Ballroom, exquisite meeting spaces, and a sunlit pool and fitness center.  An annual recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, the property is home to Potosa Spa, Caroline’s Restaurant, and Riverboat Lounge, a local hot spot for live music and craft cocktails. Over the decades the hotel has welcomed its share of dignitaries, including Abraham Lincoln, “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Mark Twain, along with the notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone.

For additional information and to book your stay at Hotel Julien Dubuque, please call 563.556.4200 or visit www.hoteljuliendubuque.com.

Hotel Julien Dubuque is managed by IDM Group (www.idmhospitality.com), based in Madison, Wis. and specializing in boutique hotel development, acquisition, repositioning and management. 

To learn more about the Hotel Julien Dubuque’s involvement with the Tesla Motors Destination Charging program, visit: www.teslamotors.com/findus/location/charger/dc2738.