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First Boutique Hotel in New York’s Garment District is Exceeding Guests’ Expectations with Kube Systems

  • Kube Systems
  • 07.12.16
The Distrikt Hotel New York City is showcasing its dedication to detail and its commitment to customer service by featuring the Kube Clock™ from Kube Systems in each of its 155 guestrooms.

The compact, Bluetooth-streaming, mobile device charging Kube with clock reflects the boutique hotel’s impeccable service, cutting-edge technology, comfortable decor, and four-star amenities. Located at 342 West 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Midtown, the Distrikt Hotel New York City is part of the Ascend Collection by Choice Hotels.

The Kube Clock is compatible with all Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices and comes with or without Qi wireless charging. Each Kube Clock can charge up to six mobile devices simultaneously and features an Apple® Lightning, Apple® 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional auto-sensing USB ports. Kube Clocks are programmed via an Android based Room Programmer that offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to set-up each unit. Each Kube Clock comes with replaceable modular cables to keep units from becoming obsolete, thereby protecting the owner’s investment when charging standards change.

“Kube Systems is a forward-thinking company,” said Jennifer Austin, Distrikt Hotel New York City general manager. “The Kube Clock is versatile, and it enables us to meet our guests’ needs in a new way. Rather than spending a lot of money buying charging cables for guests to use because they forgot theirs at home or misplaced them along the way, the Kube Clock’s built-in connectors give travelers everything they need to plug and play without having to contact the front desk. The wireless Qi charger is really convenient; it lets guests drop and charge their phones without any wires. That optional feature was especially attractive to us, and so was the unit’s small footprint. This little Kube is a big reflection of our commitment to providing amenities that ease stress and add convenience.

“We absolutely love the Kube Clock, and so do our guests,” Austin said. “A few people have even asked if they can buy the units from us.”

Available in black or white, with or without wireless charging Qi, the Kube Clock gives guests peace of mind, allowing them to rest easy knowing they will never be without a charge. Kube Systems also manufactures a portable charging Kube that functions just as the Kube Clock but without the time component or streaming audio capability. Called the Kube 5, this portable charging amenity is ideal for public spaces, such as the lobby, bar, restaurants and meeting spaces.

Austin said she is considering adding the Kube 5 when the property’s restaurant and lounge is repurposed.

“Jennifer’s enthusiasm for the Kube Clock is inspiring,” said Dave Weinstein, vice president of Kube Systems. “When an iconic boutique hotel like the Distrikt – known for its impeccable service and luxury amenities – praises your product, you know you’re on to something. Just as the Distrikt Hotel is a gem in the Ascend Collection portfolio, our Kube Clock is proving to be a gem in the hotel amenities category. As a result of this successful install, we are hopeful to add more Choice properties to our portfolio of satisfied Kube customers.”

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