Having hospitality vehicles is one thing that distinguishes an average hotel, resort, golf course, or other venue from a great one. Powered by gas or electricity, these small vehicles based on the design of golf carts are commonly used for transporting people, luggage, and supplies from place to place. In selecting on for your business, you have many choices.
What Industries Use Hospitality Vehicles
Hospitality vehicles are often in use by many industries to serve a variety of functions:
- Hotels and resorts transport guests from the main building to their quarters, use them for property maintenance, and may use them to transport laundry and supplies between buildings.
- Colleges and universities use them as security vehicles, to take students to their cars, to transports potential students around campus on tours, and as staff transportation between buildings.
- Security companies and neighborhood patrols use them in patrolling property and in carrying needed equipment with them.
- Entertainment venues use them to take guests from the parking lot to the location of the wedding, reception or other event on the property.
- Landscaping, construction, and maintenance companies use to them get workers, supervisors, and inspectors to a site, complete with equipment they will need to do the job.
- Golf courses use them to take beverages and snacks to golfers in play.
What to Consider when Buying Hospitality Vehicles
There are several things to consider if you are buying one or more hospitality vehicles for your business:
- Capacity. While 2-8 person vehicles are common, some vehicles accommodate even more people, an advantage when transporting groups of people that allows you to cut down on trips.
- Comfort. Depending on the width and type of tires, the vehicles offer passengers a comfortable ride. You can also outfit the carts with accessories such as canopies, hard tops, windows and doors, and weather enclosures.
- Street legal. Equipped with proper safety equipment, such as seat belts, signaling devices, and lights, most electric hospitality vehicles are street legal to operate on certain types of public roads, in addition to private property.
- Fuel Choice. Electric powered vehicles are easy to maintain and are often the choice for when the carts are mainly used for passengers. Gas powered models can carry more cargo and navigate more challenging terrain and are often the choice of maintenance crews.
- Cargo capacity. Hospitality vehicles have numerous, customizable configurations for carrying luggage, supplies, and tools.
- Cost to operate. Many electric vehicles cost as little as $0.03 cents per mile to operate, while the rising cost of fuel makes gas units cost more.
- Special needs. The carts can be customized with refrigerated compartments to carry refreshments to guests on the property, or equipped as emergency vehicles with stretchers and other equipment to transport injured guests.
When selecting hospitality vehicles, look to Intermountain Golf Cars for a good selection of carts to help your business operate more efficiently.