Sunridge Hotel Group installs Bittel charging stations

Fairfield Inn and Suites Sierra Vista

Sunridge Hotel Group standardizes its guestrooms with Bittel in-room charging solutions. Bittel’s all-in-one UNOMedia 5 charging station with brand-compliant alarm/clock/radio/telephone is a standard feature at four of 17 Sunridge properties representing the Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Holiday Inn Express & Suites brands. Three properties feature UNOMedia 4 and four hotels feature the UNOMini. Eventually all properties will feature UNOMedia 5.
A renovation of the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott property in Sierra Vista, Ariz., is scheduled for 2017. Until that time, mobile device charging was not provided in the room, and guest complaints were mounting because there were no available outlets near the bedside. Sunridge consulted with Bittel to find a temporary solution.
“Bittel told us about their Classic Charger that easily attaches to most existing guestroom phones and instantly adds two high powered USB ports for charging mobile devices,” said Don Brooksby, Sunridge Properties director of technology. “It was the perfect alternative. Today, many of our repeat guests are actually coming back to the front desk after checking into their rooms to tell our staff how thrilled they are that we listened to their concerns and to thank us for giving them bedside charging. After the renovation is complete and we upgrade to UNOMedia 5, we can remove the Classic Chargers from the old phones and use them elsewhere if needed.”
The Classic Charger being used at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Sierra Vista also features Bittel’s optional Multi-Charging Cable that includes four connectors for Apple traditional (iPhone 4s and older), Apple Lightning (iPhone 6 and 5 plus new iPad), and two Micro USB (Android, Blackberry and Windows) charging. The Classic Charger is compatible with nearly all guestroom phones; no lamps, outlets, or furniture mods are required. 

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