Which ice is right for your hotel?

Hubbard produces the Hotel Ice Guide

Hotels use lots of different types of ice for various applications – in the bar, the restaurant, the kitchen, and for room service. Selecting the right ice types for an individual venue, and the right machines, is an important decision. Now Hubbard Systems, the company distributing the market-leading Scotsman range of ice machines, has produced the Hotel Ice Guide. It shows which types of ice are best for which application – gourmet supercube, dice, superdice, flake, nugget and so on.

The Guide is available free from the downloads page at scotsman-ice.co.uk. Alternatively, printed copies are available on request from Hubbard Systems.

For example, hotels that blend lots of iced drinks should consider a machine making superdice ice cubes. This crystal-clear ice is ideal for straight iced drinks, like gin and tonic, but it’s also a softer cube that’s kinder to blender blades.

On the other hand, if presentation of classic on-the-rocks drinks is the prime focus, the obvious selection is the gourmet supercube – it lasts longest and chills without diluting.

Hotels that need both cubes and flaked or crushed ice could go for separate ice machines – alternatively they might consider a cube ice maker and an ice crusher, which gives them both options in a low-cost package.

“Hotels have a wider variety of ice requirements than most hospitality operators,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems. “Lots have multiple machines, too. But we regularly find sites where the ice provision would have been much more efficient if the right purchasing decisions had been made. That’s where our Hotel Ice Guide comes in – it gives hotels the basics so they know what ice they are likely to need. Armed with that information, they can then talk to their supplier about which machines will suit them best.”

For more information on the full range of Scotsman ice machines, and details of local stockists, freephone Hubbard Systems on 0800 616559, call 01473 350045 email sales@hubbardsystems.co.uk or visit www.scotsman-ice.co.uk

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Hotel Ice Guide.docx – Jun-15

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Scotsman Ice Systems and Hubbard Systems

Scotsman is recognised as delivering the market’s most reliable, best built, quality ice machines. It offers a huge range of ice makers for the hospitality, industrial, medical, fish and retail sectors, making a comprehensive variety of ice types. They include supercube ice cubes, dice cubes, half dice cubes, ice cubelets, nugget ice cubes, flake ice, superflake ice and scale ice. Whatever the application, Scotsman has a commercial ice machine to match.

Scotsman has been associated with Hubbard Systems for nearly 50 years. Hubbard Systems is known for its expertise and for the professionalism of its pre- and after-sales support. In the 2013 customer satisfaction survey, Hubbard Systems scored over 90% in all question categories, including ease of contact, enquiry handling, delivery, accuracy and technical support.

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