The world leaders in SILENT absorption miniBars, releases a stylish purpose-built compressor driven miniBar range.

With 85 years of experience in refrigeration technology and over 4.5M refrigerators installed in Hotels throughout the globe, Dometic has made a name for itself in absorption miniBars. Continuing to lead the way in the industry, Dometic has listened to customer needs and is now providing them with another guest room refrigeration option.

This need comes as the ventilation requirements of an absorption miniBar are quite specific and sometimes involves a change of joinery. Up to now, the available choice on the market has been a domestic style bar fridge with no consideration of the specific guest room requirements. Firstly the fridges on offer have not been designed with a hotel minibar menu in mind, and secondly they come with a freezer. The inclusion of a freezer is typically not wanted by hotels, as continuous defrosting is labour intensive and water dripping during this process will over time ruin the timber in the joinery. Furthermore, most of the compressor fridges on the market up to now were only available in white, which does not suit the décor in many hotels.

Dometic Australia Divisional Manager Lodging, Suzanne Rickard, said: “Whilst absorption miniBars are – and will continue to be the preferred option for most Hotels, we can now provide our customers with a quality-made purpose built compressor driven miniBar range, that will not only suit the stylish décor, but also the other very specific requirements of a hotel guest room.”

Following the same footprint as the most successful of the existing ecoLine absorption fridges, the stylish new Dometic compressor miniBars are available in two sizes with 40 litre (RH 440 LDC) and 60 litre (CL 460 LDC) capacities. They are powerful in operation, provide excellent cooling even at high ambient temperatures and very economical in energy consumption at just 0.27kWh/24 and 0.28kWh/24 respectively.

“With the knowledge that these two sizes are by far the most popular, it made sense to model the new miniBars on the existing ecoLine range in the same sizes.” said Ms. Rickard. “Consistent with our absorption models, there is NO FREEZER, which not only saves labour in defrosting but also provides more refrigerator space. “

Currently Dometic are providing peace of mind to many hotel operators by offering the benefits associated with a quality brand. In addition to that, Dometic now have the solution, whether your preference for guest room refrigeration is absorption or compressor driven.

RH 440 LDC

Capacity: 40 litres
Dimensions: W405 X H554 X D513mm
Input: 85 watts
Consumption: 0.27 kWh / 24 h
Cabinet: Built-in / Anthracite metal cabinet
Door: Choose between left and right hand opening models and integration with joinery.

CL 460 LDC

Capacity: 60 litres
Dimensions: W492 X H563 X D475mm
Input: 85 watts
Consumption: 0.28 kWh / 24 h
Cabinet: Built-in / Anthracite metal cabinet
Door: Choose between left and right hand opening models and integration with joinery.

For more information on Dometic guest room refrigeration and safes, please contact:
Suzanne Rickard – Divisional Manager Lodging Australia & New Zealand
Dometic Australia Pty. Ltd.
PO Box 2495
Phone: +61 7 55076025
Fax Phone: +61 7 55076098
Cell Phone: +61 459179015

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management