For almost 30 years, Bartech has been a pioneer and a leader in the field of minibar design and technology for the global hospitality industry. Since introducing the world’s first open-display automatic minibar, Bartech has developed a stellar reputation as the provider of the industry’s most powerful and sophisticated solutions to manage hotel minibar operations. Its wide range of automatic, semi-automatic and manual minibar software solutions are credited with maximizing social distancing efforts as hoteliers transition to providing guestroom-centric experiences that are free of germ exposure risks. Bartech’s innovative minibar technology is further sought for its ability to overcome limited labor resource challenges with enhanced F&B operational efficiency, while also providing properties with a vital source of alternate revenue and ensuring that guest needs continue to be met.
With hundreds of thousands of minibars installed in more than 88 countries, Bartech has been selected by many of the most prestigious hotel chains and independent properties worldwide. With an in-house R&D department and worldwide customer support, Bartech is dedicated to continuously enhancing product design, software and system integration with the latest technologies. Several of the company’s latest innovations include:
Providing flexible options in minibar functionality and design, the C32 is available as a fully automatic, semi-automatic or manual solution. With a capacity of 40 liters, C32 minibars can store up to 32 products. When equipped with Bartech”s advanced sensor technology, the C32 can eliminate costly management practices by automatically posting purchases to a guest’s profile and by notifying staff which specific items require restocking within specific guestrooms.
Bartech’s eTray solution is an innovative platform that allows hoteliers to sell non-refrigerated products in the guestroom without the need for an existing minibar. Costing approximately a third of the price of a full minibar, the eTray offers full wireless operating abilities using a module that is directly integrated into the solution’s electronics. This provides hoteliers with the ability to remotely monitor and manage individual guestroom inventory levels, so staff only need to replace products when notified by the system, reducing unnecessary room entries and minimizing direct contact with guests. Any items removed are automatically transmitted as purchases to the PMS to ensure appropriate billing while directing employees to restock and sanitize eTray units and merchandise once a guest checks out.
Bartech’s unique eDrawer offers a flexible, efficient and innovative minibar solution for refrigerated items and is customizable to meet any hotel design or style, including matching existing wood or cabinetry. With both a cold cube drawer and a dry section, the eDrawer offers convenient in-room food and drinks without occupying a large amount of space. All guest charges are instantly posted to the guest folio via the PMS and expiration dates are automatically managed to ensure guest satisfaction and minimize labor costs.
Bartech’s BarTouch Cloud solution allows hotels with manual minibars to track inventory levels and issue restock requests using any smart device. Through its integration with the hotel PMS, BarTouch Cloud significantly enhances a hotel’s ability to run operations remotely, allowing employees to monitor and manage F&B services using either Wi-Fi or 4G/5G from virtually anywhere in the world. At a time when hotel businesses are trying to preserve as much revenue and labor resources as possible, BartTouch Cloud helps to lower operational and maintenance costs. Not only allowing limited labor resources to effortlessly multitask F&B needs with other responsibilities, this includes Bartech overseeing and managing all IT activities with regards to minibar operations. BarTouch Cloud is compatible with any manual minibar brand and model. It can even provide the ability to manage and bill non-refrigerated items from snack trays and display units.
Bartech’s Minibar+ is an innovative solution that enhances Bartech’s manual minibars with semi-automatic functionality. Simple to set up and implement, Minibar+ is a “plug and play” solution that is available as a downloadable application, easily adding semi-automatic functionality to Bartech’s manual units to give hotel operators the ability to control key functions of these devices without having to set foot in the guestroom. Minibar+ also allows hoteliers to control costs by providing the ability to adjust internal temperatures remotely using tablets or smartphones. In this way, properties can adjust their energy consumption based on occupancy, prevent refrigerators from running at night, or automatically set the devices to shut down during pre-set periods of low occupancy. Minibar+ provides a number of other unique features also, including the ability to remotely lock and unlock minibars individually or by floor, reducing staff and guest pilferage, and allowing hoteliers to offer higher quality items in the guestroom. Maintenance staff can also schedule defrost timing remotely.
For more information about Bartech and its full range of advanced hotel minibar solutions, please visit www.bartech.com.
For nearly 30 years, Bartech has been a pioneer and a leader in the field of minibar design and technology for the global hospitality industry. Since introducing the world’s first open-display automatic minibar, Bartech has developed a stellar reputation as the provider of the industry’s most powerful and sophisticated solutions to manage hotel minibar operations.
With hundreds of thousands of minibars installed in more than 85 countries, Bartech has been selected by many of the most prestigious hotel chains and independent properties worldwide. With an in-house R&D department and worldwide customer support, Bartech is dedicated to continuously enhancing product design, software and system integration with the latest technologies, in order to meet the growing needs of the industry for increased profit and efficiency. For more information, please visit www.bartech.com.