Stanford Court introduces Powermat charging stations


San Francisco’s Stanford Court has partnered with Powermat for wireless charging platforms. Augmenting its existing progressive tech amenities, Stanford Court is now offering the Powermat platform with Powermat Charging Spots in designated areas in the property’s lobby, bar and front desk, where visitors can wirelessly charge their iOS and Android devices. For phones without built-in wireless charging capabilities, Powermat Rings (available in both lightning and micro-USB formats), are available to borrow on a complimentary basis or to purchase.
Users simply download the Powermat mobile app. Then, users place their phone on the “Powermat Charging Spot” with the app open, and the automatic charging process will begin. The charging time is comparable to the standard length of time to charge a phone using a wired charger. The Powermat app also notifies consumers when device battery level is low.

Powermat’s app also acts as a mobile engagement platform allowing Stanford Court to send visitors customized offers, tailored content and special rewards. The first of these mobile ads will be used to promote the hotel’s bar menu items, offering guests $5 house wine, house cocktails or draft beer between 5 p.m. and midnight.

Hotel visitors already have the latest technology, including free ultra-high-speed wireless Internet and complimentary Apple iMac computers and iPads in the lobby for guest use. The property provides access to ZipCar and electric car charging stations.

In an effort to further its sustainability initiatives, Stanford Court partnered with Foli to offer an expanded digital library on the hotels’ iPads with top publications including magazines and best-selling novels, as well as services such as the menu of the food and beverage offerings in Aurea Lounge, guest service capabilities, and local recommendations.

At the forefront of Stanford Court’s sleep-centric tech amenities in the “Nod Hill” program is the introduction of Jawbone’s JAMBOX speakers available for all overnight guests to use.