Minibars in the spotlight

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by Patrick Ryan | Published 2 years ago

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For this month’s Marketplace section we take a look at some of the leading products available in the minibar market.

Dometic- Half openMINIBAR DM50NTE 

The Minibar DM50NTE is the latest product from Dometic and the company is banking on the noiseless 50 litre class mini bar being a huge hit.

What makes it unique, says Mohammed Muwafi, regional sales manager, is the fact it is not only noiseless but that it “sets new standards in efficiency and design”.

“DM20 and DM50 are the world’s first noiseless 20 litres and 50 litres class drawer mini bars with an A++ energy rating,” he said.

“DM50 is an award-winning design featuring an automatic slide-out tray for snacks and mini bottles as well as an adjustable spacious drawer for bottles and cans.”

He added that Dometic’s drawer-style minibars are popular because of their unique design, great cooling performance, accessibility to guests and benefit to the hotel by being energy-efficient. Both the DM50 and DM20 units work on a thermo-electric cooling system.


The latest Minibar launched by Onity is the Solution10+ model, which comes in a variety of sizes and options including a lock and wheels.

In addition, Onity also offers the Solution model, which features a glass door option.

“Onity minibars are backed by the leading provider of solutions for the hospitality market, with products in around 5 million rooms and 30,000 hotels throughout the world,” said Leire Iriberri, Onity Europe, Middle East, Africa marketing manager.

“They ensure a totally silent operation thanks to their absorption technology cooling system. They have a very low energy consumption and feature thermal isolation through cyclopenthane.

“It is well known that minibars have the advantage of generating incremental revenue for the hotel whilst providing a service to the guest.

“Onity minibars integrate easily into any type of furniture, as long as the appropriate ventilation space is allowed.”

Peltier Thermoelectric Minibar 

Hartman Tresore Middle East is adamant that hotels will reap the benefits of the Peltier Thermoelectric Minibar.

“ These Peltier technology minibars are energy efficient, silent and vibration-free,” said Reiner Kaltenbach, Hartman Tresore Middle East managing director.

“These minibars have very low power consumption for as much as 96 kWh/p.a. Hartmann minibars are environmentally friendly and available in various sizes.

“To make our clients feel more confident with our products, we are extending our standard warranty from one year to three years.”

Reiner has also urged people to “watch this space” as Hartman Tresore Middle East is lining up a number of deals with well-known brands within the region.


The Polarbar minibar is a product that’s built with the emphasis very much on the environment. 

“We have also created our minibars with the environment in mind, making them environmentally superior through the use of Cyclopentane in the insulation manufacturing process, so that the minibars are CFC/HCFC free, as well as with low energy consumption from the product itself,” said Manat Narang, Assa Abloy  vice president MENA.

“This makes it a great choice for hotels looking to implement eco-friendlier products as well as cut down on energy costs without sacrificing quality or product flexibility.”

The Polarbar minibar comes in three different formats – glass, aluminium glass and standard. 

“We will continue our dedication to innovation, and create more technologically advanced products and solutions for our existing and future customers,” said Narang.

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