Bartech has announced the introduction of Neobar, claimed to be the most environmentally friendly automatic minibar on the market.
The Neobar line is a new generation of automatic minibars, designed to help hotels and resorts in their eco-friendly initiatives, while providing additional benefits through the creation of additional revenue and reduced expenditures.
Bartech’s Neobar models utilise an energy efficient compressor cooling unit, as well as the latest in commercial grade cooling solutions, such as cyclopentane insulation and climate-friendly R600a refrigerant, to achieve power consumption of less than 0.35 Kwh per day.
In addition, a space-age eutectic plate mounted in the rear of the unit provides over 12 hours of cooling without consuming additional electricity, once the target temperature has been reached. These factors help Neobar to draw 70% less energy than typical absorption minibars.
When using Neobar in combination with Bartech’s computerised energy saving system, energy consumption levels can be lowered even more dramatically to only 0.20 Kwh of power in a 24-hour period. The CESS monitors cooling production according to whether a guestroom is designated as vacant, occupied or out of order. This feature generates a savings of up to 30% depending on occupancy and the hotel’s preference for the level of cooling.
While focused on the environmental impact of Neobar and reducing the power needed to run the automatic minibar, Bartech did not lose sight of a minibar’s influence on guestroom ambiance and guest satisfaction. In comparison to a standard refrigerator that gives off 40 decibels of sounds, the Neobar is incredibly quiet with an output of only 24 decibels. Hotel guests will not only be pleased to find a nearly silent minibar in their room but a study conducted by Travelocity reveals that they may actually give a property who has installed green minibars a better review. When looking at all of their hotel review data, Travelocity concludes that travellers prefer hotels with eco-friendly initiatives over their counterparts. This makes upgrading to a Neobar automatic minibar even more beneficial for properties that strive to obtain high ratings on guest review sites.
Staying true to their mission to be the only automatic minibar vendor to offer fully customisable design options, Bartech is able to custom build Neobar to fit the unique design needs of any property. As with all of Bartech’s models, Neobar may be constructed to blend with guestroom décor and can be further customised with the choice of wooden or glass door embellished with the hotel’s logo, based on a property’s preference.