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Experts: The hotel minibar may soon be extinct

January 13, 2014 By Editor

hotel-minibarfrom Los Angeles Times
There is little financial reason to keep minibars. Hotel consulting firms estimate that minibars generate no more than 0.24 percent of total hotel revenue, with much of that eaten up by the cost to check and restock the bars. Companies that build and sell automated minibars that electronically charge guests when a drink or snack is removed from the bar say they can cut labor costs, but still, industry experts say minibars won't be around for long. Read more…


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