minibar minibar

Definition(s):

  • (n) sideboard with compartments for holding bottles

Usage(s):

  1. I opened up the minibar and drank down one of those pathetic little bottles of champagne.
  2. As a devout Muslim he has learned to ask staff to remove the minibar's alcohol.
  3. I finished the interview, went back to my hotel, mixed and drank the contents of two bottles randomly chosen from the minibar, and went to bed.

News

  1. Bartech Introduces the Neotray, a Convenient New Spin on Profit-Generating Automatic Minibars

    Bartech, the leader in automatic minibar solutions for the global hospitality industry, announces the introduction of Neotray, an innovative new in-room point-of-sale device that allows hotels to automatically post charges in real time to the Property Management System (PMS). The Neotray provides hotels with a simple and convenient method of offering in-room, non-refrigerated products to their ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Hospitality Net

  2. Two words for you: mini bar

    USA Today talked with Bronson Arroyo, David Freese, C.J. Wilson and David Wright about their travel preferences. Here’s the short version: The longer version: food is important. First thing they check when they check in to a hotel? Room service hours and if breakfast is still being served. And they all like that minibar: Arroyo, Freese and Wright unite over…
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

  3. 8 Hotel Fees That May Surprise You | CNN

    We've come to expect fees for hotel WiFi and parking, but as lodging fees pile up, there are some that may come as a surprise to even the seasoned business traveler. Early check-in? Some hotels charge for it. Restocking that $5 bottle of water you drank out of the minibar? Yes, some properties charge for that, too.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Hospitality Net

Quotes

  1. "I mean, there was a time when the first thing I'd look for in a hotel room was the minibar. And I'd empty it within half an hour. And then, `What am I gonna do now?'," Clapton says. "When I compare that kind of thinking to what I have today,...
    on Oct 3, 2006 By: Eric Clapton Source: 6abc.com

  2. "It just felt like it had run its course," Yorn said of his time with Dirty Bird. "I was kind of looking for something fresh, and there was a kind of freedom I had playing with the Minibar guys, a kind of spontaneity that I didn't really get...
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Pete Yorn Source: Press-Enterprise

  3. "We have receipts that you billed the people of Canada a buck ninety-eight for candy, a buck forty-three for a Globe and Mail, chocolate bar, bag of chips, six dollars for a hot dog, twelve-eighty-six to a minibar, four dollars another time to a...
    on Oct 19, 2005 By: Brian Pallister Source: CBC.ca

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