Raise a glass! Your next hotel room might offer wine on tap - room air purifier
Situation: You can enter the hotel room after a tense business meeting.
All you want is a glass of wine while watching the evening news.
The problem is: you don't want to open a whole bottle of plonk in the mini bar for ridiculously high prices.
Room service will provide you with 45 minutes of Saran-
The glass with champagne is too hot.
More and more hotels have found a solution to this common dilemma: Plum machine.
Size of big coffee machine, latest-
Guest room luxury hotel has kept two bottles of open wine in perfect service temperature for a few weeks, allowing you to draw a Cup with just one touch.
Last fall, when it debuted as a new "essential" home appliance for $1,499.
I admit I was not moved.
Have a reasonable only (1)
It took you a few days to finish a bottle of vino, or (2)
Hate opening the bottle yourself.
But now a good use case has really been exposed: for hotel guests, Plum is a godsend even if you have to pay for every cup you drink.
If you want, the touch screen provides a lot of information about wine, wine tasting notes and even a virtual tour of the winery.
The first hotel to take advantage of the plum hotel-
Room potential is the Four Seasons Hotel in Silicon Valley, California.
, Where the pace is fast, customers taste the latest hi-tech amenities.
Florian Riddle, general manager, said its suite is equipped with plums and all rooms will be owned by the end of 2018.
A smooth brush.
The stainless steel cube sits well on the sideboard and takes up very little space for the fun it brings.
Technology entrepreneur David Koretz, the mastermind behind Plum, admitted that he had started working with hotels two years before the device was officially launched.
He recruited engineers from Google, Amazon's Lab 126 and Motorola to develop the technology. It uses double-
Pierce the bottle stopper with a core needle and then inject hydrogen to preserve the wine.
"I originally created Plum to solve my own problem --
I want a perfect glass of wine when I go home. "Koretz said in an email.
"But I quickly realized that the guest experience at the hotel was much worse (than mine).
He saw the market: about 4 million luxury hotel rooms in the world.
So far, he has reached nearly a dozen deals in the United States. S.
Including Miami Beach confidante near Palo Alto, California, Hyatt House Unbound Collection and Redwood Sand Mountain.
The Plum program was launched last month.
There will be more this spring, such as Clift in San Francisco and Hilton Dallas Park.
Future Brands include St.
Hotel Regis and Waldorf Astoria.
International expansion is inevitable.
Keith Butz, general manager of La configeneral, said that what guests appreciate most is "convenience ".
A key question for wine lovers is what wine is in the machine.
Did they beat the usual mini bar to say goodbye.
In Los Angeles, the plums in each room are distributed from Oregon to Evesham Wood Pinot Noir (US$5. 25 for a two-ounceglass; US$16 for 5 oz. )
Justin Lovesickness (US$4, US$12)
From Paso Robles
Although these are attractive
Selected wines, I don't think they are special.
In a retailer's shop, crispy Cabernet Sauvignon is only $14.
Evesham Wood pinot is a good bottle of wine for $26.
Nevertheless, this is instant satisfaction
For guests staying at the penthouse and Miranda suites, unlimited glasses are free during their stay before April 30.
The quality and price of four seasons wine in Silicon Valley have improved.
Both are Napa stars: the bright and elegant Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay (US$40 retail)
The vibrant cabernet (US$60 retail), with per-
The price of glass plums ranges from $14 to $18.
Rosewood Hills offers two equally striking Napa wines: Niente chardonnay, 2016 metres away (US$55 retail)
Delicious 2013 gros red beads (US$52 retail).
Choices are usually changed every three months or so.
But since it is very easy to change the bottle in Li Zi, these standards-
Premium wines are not necessarily your only option.
Florian Riddle explained, "when guests check in regularly, we usually get to know their wine preferences and have the option of something that will surprise them. ” Nice.
For an extra fee, you can let the hotel know what you want to drink during your stay. Very nice!
There is no doubt that many hotels will follow suit.
A report released 18 months ago by IBM Global Business Services, "hotel 2020: The Paradox of individuality," he said, personalized Guest experience will help the industry survive in the face of a survival threat like airbnb.
The mini bar has turned into a flop for many hotels, so Plum looks like a perfect time.
From 2007 to 2012, according to PKF Hotel Research Center.
Hotel income in the mini bar fell by 28.
The crazy price of poor quality is why many people avoid wine. (
There are some exceptions, such as Little Nell, where one might find a Domaine dujiabgen land. )
Mini bar is also a hassle for the hotel.
It is very expensive to hire humans to check and stock up every day.
On the other hand, Plum will automatically track how many cups you drink, will increase the cost of your hotel bill, and will even inform management when changing bottles.
It is also very suitable for the current technology --
Smart hotel room trends.
Koretz said: "Technology forces hoteliers to rethink what service means in an era where they may never interact with their guests in person. So far, in-
The biggest problem with the plum in the room is consciousness.
When guests checked out at Four Seasons hotel, they were asked why they did not drink a glass of wine from the machine.
They replied that they thought it was an air purifier.
Maybe the plum needs to include a voice reminder that will give you a glass of wine when you enter the room.