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Mr. Weinstein

Dave Weinstein

Vice President, Kube Systems, Inc.

David Weinstein has a broad range of experience in electronics and automotive fields spanning twenty years in various sales, marketing and customer service related roles. He understands many of the challenges faced by hotel brands within their brand, operations, and IT focused teams. Mr. Weinstein is currently Vice President at Kube Systems Inc., a new brand of innovative charging and audio solutions for the hospitality industry. He leads sales, business development and the direction of the product roadmap. Prior to his current role Mr. Weinstein held the position of Director, Harman Hospitality a division he started for Harman International, the largest audio and Infotainment Company in the world. As a result of creating this new business division he earned notoriety within the hospitality vertical as highly passionate and knowledgeable about quality audio & charging systems for the hospitality industry. While a National Account Manager at Bang & Olufsen's hospitality division Mr. Weinstein had the great fortune to work for a graduate of Cornell's Hospitality Management program. It was through the mentorship and guidance of this individual that Mr. Weinstein learned about the hotel industry and its many stakeholders. Rounding out Mr. Weinstein's professional experience were regional management roles at Lexus, A Division of Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. and Bose Corporation. Mr. Weinstein graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association. Mr. Weinstein lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. When not working Mr. Weinstein enjoys traveling, taking his daughter to zoos, farms, aquariums and virtually any outdoor activity a three year old would enjoy.

Please visit http://www.kubesystems.com for more information.

Mr. Weinstein can be contacted at 516-996-0005 or davew@kubesystems.com

Coming up in January 2019...

Mobile Technology: The Future is Now

Mobile Technology continues to advance at a relentless pace and the hotel industry continues to adapt. Hotel guests have shown a strong preference for mobile self-service - from checking-in/out at a hotel kiosk, to ordering room service, making dinner reservations, booking spa treatments, and managing laundry/dry cleaning services. And they also enjoy the convenience of paying for these services with smart phone mobile payments. In addition, some hotels have adopted a “concierge in your pocket” concept. Through a proprietary hotel app, guests can access useful information such as local entertainment venues, tourist attractions, event calendars, and medical facilities and services. In-room entertainment continues to be a key factor, as guests insist on the capacity to plug in their own mobile devices to customize their entertainment choices. Mobile technology also allows for greater marketing opportunities. For example, many hotels have adopted the use of “push notifications” - sending promotions, discounts and special event messages to guests based on their property location, purchase history, profiles, etc. Near field communication (NFC) technology is also being utilized to support applications such as opening room doors, earning loyalty points, renting a bike, accessing a rental car, and more. Finally, some hotels have adopted more futuristic technology. Robots are in use that have the ability to move between floors to deliver room service requests for all kinds of items - food, beverages, towels, toothbrushes, chargers and snacks. And infrared scanners are being used by housekeeping staff that can detect body heat within a room, alerting staff that the room is occupied and they should come back at a later time. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to maximize their opportunities in this exciting mobile technology space.