Bartech to Exhibit at IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference 2011

Preferred minibar supplier for InterContinental Hotels brand to showcase new profit-generating technologies at annual IHG conference in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — OCTOBER 5, 2011 Bartech, a world leader in automatic profit-generating minibar solutions for the hospitality industry, announced today that it will demonstrate its comprehensive line of new design and technology innovations at the IHG Americas Investor Conference 2011. The conference will take place October 24-25 at The Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

Bartech is the Preferred Supplier of minibars to IHG's premier brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. Since completing the first installation of automatic minibars in an IHG property at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin in Austin, Texas in 2000, Bartech's innovative minibar solutions have been chosen by an additional 12 InterContinental properties in North America, including all 3,011 rooms at The Venetian | The Palazzo — the group's first InterContinental Alliance Resort™, where the 2011 conference is being held. To date, Bartech minibars have been installed in nearly half of the 29 InterContinental-branded properties in North America, representing a total of 7,362 guestrooms.

In addition to an extensive selection of customizable automatic minibars that are designed to maximize revenue and save hoteliers time and money through increased efficiency, Bartech will also be displaying several of its latest proprietary designs at the 2011 IHG conference. These include the eCube and the eDrawer. A fully functional prototype of the groundbreaking new Flat Fridge will also be on display during expo hours.

The only minibar provider to offer fully customizable design, Bartech also offers a choice of five methods of server communication, allowing each hotel to create the most cost-effective and efficient technology solution possible. For properties with an existing ZigBee network, Bartech can provide seamless integration with its embedded controls for maximum system integration and minimal installation costs. Other options include Wi-Fi, Coax cable, twisted pair and Ethernet communication. Bartech is also the only minibar provider to utilize three different types of sensor technologies, including infrared, magnetic and micro-switch, which allows Bartech minibars to use the most effective and reliable technology for each type of product dispensed.

"Over the past decade, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has come to increasingly rely on the unique, profit-generating minibar technologies that Bartech provides through our tech-forward solutions," said Bartech president Mario Agrario. "We are excited to be showcasing our newest innovations to their entire portfolio at the 2011 IHG Conference in our home town of Las Vegas."

The IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference has become one of the most powerful events in the hospitality industry, attracting hotel owners, general managers and corporate support personnel in one dynamic setting. By exhibiting at the conference, Bartech hopes to expand its relationship with other brands within the IHG portfolio, which in addition to InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, includes Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

For more information about Bartech and their comprehensive range of automatic minibar solutions, please visit Bartech at the IHG Conference, contact Bruno Agrario at +1 702 369 5550, x103, email or visit

About Bartech

For nearly a quarter of a century, Bartech has been a pioneer and a leader in the field of minibar design and technology for the global hospitality industry. Since launching the first automatic minibar in 1988, Bartech has developed a stellar reputation as the provider of the industry's most powerful and sophisticated solutions to manage hotel minibar operations. With minibars installed in over 250,000 guestrooms worldwide, Bartech has been selected by many of the most prestigious hotel chains and independent properties worldwide. With an in-house R&D department and worldwide customer support, Bartech is dedicated to continuously enhancing product design, software and system integration with the latest technologies, in order to meet the growing needs of the industry for increased profit and efficiency. For more information, please visit

About InterContinental Hotel Group

IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, almost 4,000 hotels and more than 590,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with over 37 million members worldwide.