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Time Out for Hotel Room Mini Bars

Time is being called on the hotel minibar, which has tripped up many a tipsy guest.

 

Big hotel chains are phasing the fridges out of rooms after problems monitoring them and customers complaining of being ripped off.

In a recent survey 84 percent of guests admitted trying to dodge minibar bills. Tricks included trying to refill bottles with water. Hyatt Hotels and resorts and Marriott have ditched minibars in many rooms while some hotel properties are looking to convert to vending machines in corridors.

A hotel industry consultant says that minibars are becoming too difficult to police and the high prices are due to the high staffing costs required to refresh and monitor the minibars.

Source : Daily Mail, UK

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