First elevator in the Galápagos Islands debuts
in the Hotel Albatross
(Galápagos Islands, Ecuador)
Sitting atop the equator approximately 1,000 kilometers west of Ecuador are the Galápagos Islands, an archipelago of about 120 islands. Home to iguanas, giant tortoises and a vast number of other unique species that have pursued their own evolutionary path, this island chain was the first World Heritage Site recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.
In April 2012, on Santa Cruz Island in the middle of the archipelago, Mitsubishi Electric installed an elevator in the 4-story Hotel Albatross. In a land of one-of-a-kind species, this elevator is remarkable because it is the first ever installed on the Galápagos Islands. Because of the remote location, the hotel was concerned about reliability, maintenance and safety. Mitsubishi Electric has promised periodic maintenance by technical staff dispatched from the mainland and emergency support service that puts staff on site within 24 hours of a call, confirming its commitment to provide total service and support.
Today, in the Galápagos Islands, Mitsubishi Electric elevators are again moving curious minds in a land of infinite wonders.
*April 2012, based on research.