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Hilton Nagoya Launches ‘Smart Ride-On’ - A Complimentary Bicycle Rental Service
Hilton Nagoya Creates New Opportunity For Environmentally-Conscious Travelers To Enjoy City Sightseeing
April 06, 2010
NAGOYA, Japan - Do as the locals do and explore Japan’s most bicycle-friendly city on two wheels. Starting April 2010, Hilton Nagoya guests will enjoy a new complimentary bicycle rental service, part of the hotel’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by encouraging an eco-friendly and convenient way to travel around the city.
The new service follows an experiment (called ‘Mei Chari’) conducted by Nagoya City in 2009, that offered registered members complimentary use of bicycles in the city. Its overwhelming success not only confirmed the pleasures of cycling, but also showed a growing acceptance of bicycles as an effective eco-friendly way to respond to global environmental issues.
As a recognized leader of global environmental change within the local community, Hilton Nagoya will work closely with “The Forum for citizens with bicycles”, a non-profit-organization, to encourage staying guests to take advantage of the hotel’s fleet of meticulously maintained “CORRATEC” and “RALEIGH” bicycles. These quality brands are extremely popular with cycling enthusiasts for their comfort and safety.
Hilton Nagoya offers the perfect base to enjoy the various cycling-friendly events scheduled throughout 2010 in the city of Nagoya - from the Conference of the Parties Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) to the acclaimed international artistic festival, “Aichi Triennale” – both sure to attract many environmentally-conscious travelers to Nagoya – and the ideal opportunity for Hilton Nagoya to encourage cycling as a way to enjoy the cityscape and local culture. Bicycles offer the ideal way to see Nagoya, especially its tiny lanes and pedestrian areas that are difficult to reach by car or bus.
“We are strongly committed to addressing environmental issues and promoting a healthy lifestyle,” says Hilton Nagoya General Manager Jamie Mead. “Using one of our complimentary bicycles is not only a smart choice for convenient transport and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but will also add great value to exploring this beautiful city. Our staff is also on hand with up-to-date city maps and advice on the best cycling routes to fully enjoy your stay with us.”
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