The Cambria White Plains in New York, a Meyer Jabara Hotels owned and operated property, installed the Kube 5 portable mobile device charging system from Kube Systems. The hotel is using the Kubes for its customers at its Social Circle bar and for meeting planners.
“There is nothing more rewarding than anticipating the needs of our guests, and that’s exactly what the portable Kube system enables us to do,” said GM Sean Meade. “The Kube 5 is a set of five portable charging units and a recharging tray that we keep in the kitchen. Each Kube can power up to six mobile devices at the same time. In the evening, when a bar guest appears to need a charge, we bring out a Kube. Customers are blown away by the service, the convenience, and by how fast they – and others around them – can plug in and power up. It’s not only fun to see their reaction, but it gratifying to know that we could help make their stay a little more enjoyable. Plus, bar patrons are sticking around longer.”
Because each charging Kube is portable, it can be strategically placed in high-traffic public areas, like the hotel’s Social Circle Bistro located in the main lobby. Each Kube features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging. Each holds a 18,000 mAh battery that charges at a speed comparable to wall outlets, and provides up to nine hours of phone charge time. Better yet, Kubes are future proof; the cables are replaceable and can be upgraded when global charging standards change.
“It’s rare that the bar is open during the hours when our meeting rooms are booked, so it’s been easy to use the charging Kubes for events during the day and at the bar in the evening,” Meade said. “As a trial, we placed one charging Kube in the entrance of each meeting room with instructions informing attendees how to power up. According to our banquet staff, it’s been a real hit, especially in a large-group scenario. Let’s say the room is set-up with six rounds of 10 for a 60-person workshop; an attendee will grab the charging Kube and take it back to the work area or table where others will power share. When a hollow square is requested, multiple units can be placed on the tables. When the room is set theatre style, attendees needing a charge will connect their devices in the back of the room and then take a seat. The feedback has been spectacular.”