Bike-powered generators at Starwood’s new Element hotel

Abstract: Guests can pedal stationary bicycles which provide enough power to charge a cell phone. Starwood’s official publicity material says the move’s aimed at hyping the chain’s balanced-life positioning. It certainly won’t put a dent in their energy usage, but draws attention to energy issues. Or is it just hype and greenwashing?

Source: USA TODAY/Hotel Check-in blog

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