Thanks to a tip from a fellow EV enthusiast and Roadster owner, we were made aware of the fact that the City Center Hilton in Salt Lake City has installed a NEMA 14-50 plug in their valet parking area. Unfortunately, it’d been so long since any EV owners showed up there to plug in that none of the Valets or the Head of Hospitality knew where the outlet was on our arrival. Not to worry, they were more than helpful in finding out where the outlet was.. And unlike a public charging station with questionable amperage, we were able to draw the full 202V and 40A from the plug, giving us a full (303mi!) charge by the morning.
For the future, when all you EV owners go to the SLC Hilton to plug in, let me give you some specific instructions and a picture as to where the outlet is. Ride the parking garage elevator to P1, exit the elevator, go through the glass doors and look in the 11:00 direction. In Valet spot (#19?) right next to the pillar , there is a NEMA 14-50 plug. The Engineering Supervisor of the hotel, John, had to energize the plug, but it works like a charm!
Thanks also to blog follower David for meeting up with us. Great to meet you and share our adventure. We hope you’ll share your stories when your Model S arrives!