Industry leader in automatic minibar solutions to exhibit revolutionary DD46 minibar and enhanced eDrawer model at world’s largest hotel technology show

AUSTIN, TX – JUNE 10, 2015 – Bartech, a world leader in profit-generating automatic minibar solutions for the hospitality industry, will once again exhibit its latest minibar innovations to the global market at HITEC 2015, taking place at the Austin Convention Center on June 15-18th. Among the company’s range of minibar solutions to be displayed at HITEC will be Bartech’s DD46 minibar model, a unique design that blends automatic and manual minibars to provide hotels with unprecedented flexibility for in-room food and beverage sale and storage offerings. Demonstrations of the DD46 along with the updated eDrawer will be ongoing at Booth #1030 during expo hours, for those interested in learning how to maximize hotel revenue while saving time and money through increased efficiency.

Bartech’s DD46 blends the best of fully automatic and manual minibars together, allowing hotel guests the freedom of an in-room fridge for personal items while still providing in-room F&B sale opportunities. This proprietary design offers a total of 70 Liters and 2.5 cubic feet of storage in which the left side of the DD46 is fully automatic and the right side is manual. The automatic side of the DD46 is fully controlled by Bartech’s proprietary management software allowing all items consumed to be tracked using one of three sensor technologies – infrared, magnetic and micro-switch. The DD46 is also offered in a completely manual minibar or with top dry selection space and can be custom designed to meet any hotel’s aesthetic need.

“By blending together automatic and manual minibars, we met the needs of both hotels and their guests. The DD46 provides guests a safe place to store personal consumables without disrupting minibar sensors and triggering unnecessary charges while still allowing hoteliers to track in-room F&B sales through a fully automated system. It is truly the best of both worlds,” states Bartech president Mario Agrario. “We are constantly listening to our hotel clients needs as well as general market sentiment from travelers. The feedback we receive has led to many Bartech exclusives, like the DD46 and recently updated eDrawer.”

The eDrawer is a furniture-based minibar designed to seamlessly blend with any guestroom’s style by being housed in a nightstand or dresser. Originally developed to meet the needs of a Bartech client, the eDrawer has become a popular solution for design conscious hotels as well as those limited in room space. Recently, Bartech updated the design of eDrawer providing the option for a customizable doorplate. The new doorplate option allows properties to further tailor the eDrawer to their own specifications and design needs including choice of material and finish.

As in the initial design, Bartech’s eDrawer offers a cold cube and dry goods section with stocking capacity of up to 23 products. Its compressor cooling unit is nearly silent – running at less than 30 dB. eDrawer comes standard with CESS (Computerized Energy Saving System) which automatically controls temperature as well as a web/Windows based software and online guest consumption management to insure all minibar items are directly monitored. The eDrawer posts charges to the guests’ folio through the property’s PMS and features automatic expiration date management functionality, maximizing control of inventory and billing.

In addition to the DD46 and eDrawer being demonstrated during HITEC, Bartech’s exhibition booth will also include:

  • Two C32 minbars
  • One H41 minibar
  • Two eTrays
  • One Neotray

For more information about Bartech and their comprehensive range of automatic minibar solutions, please visit Booth #1030 at HITEC, contact Bruno Agrario at +1 702-335-2318, email [email protected] or visit