CHENGDU – Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain is going that extra mile with conservation and environmental responsibility. The resort, which opened August 1, incorporates all the Six Senses sustainability benchmarks for which the group is recognized and has now taken a step further with the introduction of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle for airport transfers.
As the first hotel in Chengdu to offer such a sustainable experience, it is a testament to the eco-friendly initiatives that drive Six Senses. The vehicle, which accommodates three to four passengers and offers generous luggage capacity, travels up to 310 miles (500 kilometers) on a single charge from a standard power outlet. Using the Tesla Supercharge system, the vehicle can be fully charged in less than one hour.
Guest's arrival experience is also enhanced with the addition of the vehicle's all-glass panoramic roof constructed from lightweight safety glass, which gives the feel of a convertible yet with total protection from the elements. In the beautiful setting of Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, this feature is a real winner.
For those who are more technically minded, the Tesla Model S is equipped with an 85 kilowatt-hour battery and a high performance drive inverter, and accelerates to 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour in 4.2 seconds. Unlike the internal combustion engine with hundreds of moving pieces that spark, pump, belch and groan, the Tesla motor has only one moving piece: the rotor. As a result, Model S acceleration is instantaneous and without using a drop of gasoline.
The makers claim that they have taken one of the world's best sedans into supercar handling territory, while also improving ride quality and range. In addition to upgraded dampers, bushings, stabilizer bars and tires (Michelin Pilot Sport PS2), the rear tires are 0.8 inch (20 millimeters) wider and staggered for improved acceleration on low grip surfaces.
Michael Murphy, general manager of Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain said, "I am thrilled that Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain has partnered with Tesla to promote our shared sustainable values with our guests. We invite the Tesla community to enjoy an eco-driven experience at Six Senses and proudly offer four complimentary charging stations at the property. It's a great way to not only reconnect, but also to recharge in more ways than one."
So, when arriving at Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, guests can do so in style and with the knowledge that there is no cleaner or more responsible way to travel. Transfers between Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) and the resort are a one-hour drive and should be made at the time of booking to ensure that guests enjoy the latest and cleanest travel technology on the planet.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas manages 19 hotels and resorts and 27 spas in 19 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas, and has signed a further 34 properties into the development pipeline. Six Senses is part of the IHG Hotels & Resorts family.
Six Senses Hotels and Resorts: a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, emotional hospitality, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the vision remains the same: to reawaken people's senses so they feel the purpose behind their travels and ultimately reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.
Six Senses Spas: a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 8 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.
Six Senses Residences: indulgent living as nature intended, providing all the unique amenities of a resort life community, while retaining the intimacy and personal touches of a beautifully-appointed private villa or apartment. Each is an appreciating long-term investment to be cherished for generations to come with immediate benefits including fine dining, pioneering wellness programming and exclusive status at other resorts worldwide.
Evason: a strong value focus with a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love, while sharing the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised social and environmental responsibility.