The Cambria Hotel & Suites White Plains is finding Kube 5 to help “seal the deal” when it comes to meetings. If an event planner is teetering on taking their business elsewhere, Meade said offering the portable charging system goes a long way. It’s a value-added benefit and a point of differentiation.
“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.”
Here’s what some Cambria Hotel & Suites White Plains customers had to say about the Kube 5:
- “Having charging Kubes available to our group was the highlight of the meeting.”
- “My phone battery kept dying during my stay and unfortunately I forgot my charging cable at home. Kube saved the day. I would grab a cocktail at the bar or lunch at the Bistro, power up, and have enough battery power for the night and into the next day.”
- “The power bank delivered to my room was perfect. This hotel really goes the extra mile for its guests.”
The Cambria Hotel & Resort White Plains is in the process of adding the Kube 5 to its Audio-Visual price list for 2017. Like renting a projector for a meeting, the hotel will weigh the benefit of adding mobile device charging to its equipment rental list.
“We believe the Kube 5 could be a new revenue generator for our hotel,” Meade said. “Charging for the service will enable us to purchase more portable systems in the future.”
Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems vice president, had this to say: “We were thrilled when Meyer Jabara Hotels purchased the Kube 5 for its Providence Marriott Downtown property last year. Based on the success at that hotel, the company requested a system for its Cambria in White Plains. Undoubtedly, the Kube 5 was victorious at driving customer satisfaction once again. This is proof that regardless of brand affiliation or location, offering a portable charging solution is key to driving positive reviews and providing heightened service. We are eager to see how successful the hotel will be in charging for the system as part of its 2017 meetings package.”