Tesla Adds Eight Heart of America Group Brands to Destination Charging Program - Heart Of America Group

Heart of America Group, one of the Midwest’s premier hospitality and real estate development companies, announces it has been added to the Tesla Destination Charge initiative and plans to have 22 charging stations installed across eight Heart of America Group hotel/restaurant locations throughout Iowa by 2019.

The Tesla charging stations will be installed this year in the following Heart of America Group brand locations throughout Iowa:

  • Wildwood Lodge Clive, Iowa
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Altoona, Iowa
  • Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Altoona, Iowa
  • AC Hotel Des Moines, Iowa
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites Des Moines Airport Des Moines, Iowa
  • DoubleTree Des Moines Airport Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hotel Renovo Urbandale, Iowa
  • Machine Shed Urbandale, Iowa

“We are thrilled to receive the Tesla charging stations and happy that we will be able to accommodate Tesla drivers at our hotel and restaurant locations,” said Mike Whalen, CEO of Heart of America Group. “By installing these charging stations, it opens up the client base to our hotel and restaurant and allows guests to comfortably dine and stay while their vehicle charges. It is an environmentally friendly initiative and helps us be greener.”

The Tesla Destination Charging program provides approved businesses with subsidized charging station equipment in return for the cost of electricity. The investment supporting the initial round of charging stations being installed at Heart of America Properties will include both Tesla and generic equipment.

“Being a part of the Tesla Destination Charging program is another way our brand can keep up with everchanging technology and stay innovative,” Whalen continued. “This is a newer initiative on the scene and we are happy they chose us to partner with on this program. We know all of our hotel and restaurant guests who fit into this category will be excited to have a place they can charge their vehicles while they are relaxing at the hotel or enjoying a meal at our restaurant.”

About Heart of America Group

Heart of America Group (HOA) is a privately held company specializing in the fields of development, restaurant and lodging hospitality, franchising, design, architecture, construction, operational management and support, marketing, retail & office centers, residential development, civic involvement and philanthropy. Working together, and drawing upon their team members’ unique array of expertise, HOA creates cutting-edge and inspiring projects

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About Heart Of America

Starting with one, 100-seat restaurant in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


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