Hotel Mini bars: A Guide to the Range

22nd July 2022

Thermoabsorption Minibar for Hotel Noble
The Thermoabsorption Minibar for Hotel Noble

Love them or hate them, hotel mini bars are a luxury addition to any hotel room. Their popularity has dwindled since their first debut in Hong Kong in 1974, but with a bit of creative thinking, they will never completely disappear.

Hotel Lock & Safe offer a range of mini bars ideal for the hotel and hospitality sector. These vary by the cooling technology they use.

Absorption Minibars

Absorption is a common solution for most hotels. It uses a fully silent, efficient and low power consumpton system.

Absorption mini bars use a heat source to provide the energy needed to drive the cooling process. This uses 2 coolants: The first coolant performs evaporative cooling which is then absorbed into the second coolant.

Used a lot in camping and caravanning, an absorption fridge can be produced without any moving parts except for the coolants.

Thermoabsorption Mini Bars

A more recent introduction to the hotel minibar world, Thermoabsorption incorporates a mix of Peltier/Absorption based technology. By absorbing the heat from the Peltier diffuser, the refrigerant liquid evaporates and, as it circulates through the condenser, returns to its liquid state, dissipating the heat. The liquid refrigerant then returns to the diffuser by gravity.

A Thermoabsorption Mini Bar runs more efficiently than an absorption minibar, resulting in lower energy costs and savings for hotels. And that is not the only benefit:

  • 100% silent
  • No moving parts (eg fans)
  • CFC free
  • An a+ efficiency level

Compressor Minibars

The first thing that springs to mind with compressors involves noise, right? Wrong.

The noise level of a compressor minibar is imperceptible at a distance of more than 1 metre away. Its ideal for hotels that need high cooling power and comes with an a++ efficiency rating.

Whats more, the real time clock option can allow the minibar to automatically switch off during guest resting hours, cutting out noise and saving on energy consumption.

For guidance of the best mini bar solution for your hotel, get in touch with Hotel Lock & Safe.

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