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Wyndham Anatole Chooses Bartech Automatic Minibars
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Automatic Solution Streamlines Operations
for over 900+ Guest Rooms

BWI CORRIDOR, MD (July 6, 2004) – Bartech Systems International, a premier provider of minibar solutions and the leader in automatic minibar technology, today announced that Dallas’ legendary Wyndham Anatole Hotel has selected Bartech automatic minibars for its distinctive atrium buildings, which contain nearly 900 guest rooms. 

Plans also include Bartech for the Wyndham Anatole’s tower building (still in redesign and enhancement phase as part of the hotel’s $39 million renovation), concluding in 2005.  The Wyndham Anatole is using the automated minibar solution to replace its current honor bars, reinforcing its reputation for commitment to meeting guests’ service needs.

The Wyndham Anatole selected Bartech for its ability to help reduce labor costs up to 75% for minibar operations. With 1,614 rooms, the cost was substantial to service each guest room manually on a daily basis. 

Bartech’s automatic system identifies which guest rooms require service, enabling attendants to save time by not entering rooms that have not had items removed from the minibar. The attendant can service four times the number of rooms compared to a manual system, greatly reducing labor costs.  Plus, guests are not disturbed unnecessarily.

“The decision to go automatic was easy,” said Ed Dorman, director of food and beverage for the Wyndham Anatole.  “Costs to service the manual system were just too high to continue.  Bartech was able to customize the automatic system to accomplish our labor savings goals, as well as our profitability targets.”

Bartech’s refill and reporting information also helps to speed replenishment, eliminate expired inventory, reduce energy costs and enhance merchandising for popular high-profit products.

“During its renovation, the Wyndham Anatole was at a critical decision point on minibars,” said Mark Holzberg, President of Bartech The Americas.  “Costs were too high to maintain the current honor bar system, but guests were requesting rooms with minibars. Our automatic system allowed the hotel to dramatically reduce costs and at the same time satisfy their guests’ demands for convenience and service. It was a win-win solution that will enable the Wyndham Anatole to improve its position in a competitive market.  We greatly appreciate the business, and very much look forward to working with the folks at the Wyndham Anatole.”

Bartech automated minibars provide the ability to control and track refreshment revenues and usage.  Charges are posted directly to the property management system (PMS) in real time, making minibar operations efficient and profitable while minimizing guest disputes and lost revenues.  Bartech’s automatic minibars enable hotels to reduce their labor costs by seventy-five percent (75%) and dramatically reduce losses from disputes and theft compared to manual “honor bars”.   Plus, Bartech’s software provides the refill and reporting information to speed replenishment, eliminate expired inventory, reduce energy costs and enhance merchandising for popular high-profit products.

About Wyndham Anatole

Located within a 45-acre campus, the Wyndham Anatole Hotel features two high-rise atria; a 27-story tower; and luxuriously appointed guestrooms with first-class in-room amenities and wired Internet access. Additionally, the hotel offers guests more than 340,000 sq. ft. of meeting space equipped with high-speed wireless and wired Internet access, as well as a variety of recreational activities including free tours of its art collection, one of the largest and most intriguing private assemblies in the world; an 80,000 sq. ft. fitness center featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment, tennis courts, three swimming pools and an indoor jogging track; 10 shopping boutiques; and 11 unique restaurants and lounges for dining and entertainment, including the award-winning, five-star Nana.

The Dallas-based Wyndham Anatole is part of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.  Owned, managed and franchised by Wyndham International, Inc. (AMEX:WBR), Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is an innovative, upscale hotel brand with properties in the U.S., Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Wyndham's brand philosophy centers on listening and responding to guests' needs through the pioneering Wyndham ByRequest® guest recognition program. Wyndham extended this philosophy when it became a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (www.globalhotelalliance.com), a worldwide union of hospitality companies that provides guests with unique, personalized guest services. Wyndham guarantees that the best rates for its properties will be found on its proprietary Web site. For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-WYNDHAM or visit www.wyndham.com

About Bartech

Bartech, known throughout the world as the leader in automatic minibars, offers a full range of flexible minibar solutions to satisfy any merchandising challenge and price point. In addition to a line of fully automated minibars that offer hotels the ability to significantly reduce operating costs and improve profitability, Bartech also offers manual and semi-automatic systems.  Our manual and semi-automatic minibars are attractively priced and upgradeable to fully automated capability.  With over 15 years of experience and hundreds of hotels installed worldwide, Bartech minibars are used by leading brands including Hyatt, Hilton International, Intercontinental, Le Meridien, Marriott, Radisson SAS, Starwood, Nikko, Swissotel, and Best Western, as well as many independents, such as The Hay Adams Hotel in Washington and the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, plus major casinos including The Mirage Hotel and Casino. For more information on Bartech Systems International, visit www. bartech.com or contact Katrina Pruitt-Andrews at 410.257.9154 or kpandrews@kpa-pr.com.

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Contact:
Katrina Pruitt-Andrews 
KPA Marketing & PR
410.257.9154
kpandrews@kpa-pr.com


 
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