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iPort Expands Partnership with LVMH Hotel Management

Friday February 14th, 2014 - 1:17PM

SAN CLEMENTE—iPort is extending its partnership with LVMH Hotel Management, the LVMH Group entity in charge of its hospitality developments and operations, to the newly opened Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives.

The companies collaborated on a custom-branded version of iPort’s LaunchPort, the world’s first and only wireless charging and magnetic mounting system for the iPad. LaunchPort is available in all 45 villas on the property and for use at the front desk, concierge, spa and on-site restaurants and bars.

The custom-branded LaunchPort for Cheval Blanc Randheli consists of a sleeve and a magnetic mounting and inductive charge station for the tabletop or wall. Initially created for residential home automation, LaunchPort allows guests to operate all electronic controls in their villa including door locks, TV and lighting. An iPad is mounted and dismounted via discrete magnets that are embedded into the case and charging station. Wireless charging begins once the sleeve is mounted to the station, providing a faster charge speed than the provided Apple iPad charger, according to the company.

LaunchPort will also be available throughout the resort for staff to update and charge their iPads used to provide concierge services including booking reservations in the on-site restaurants and scheduling appointments in the spa.