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Here’s How Linen Services Size Hotels Up

Here’s How Linen Services Size Hotels Up

Linen services typically persuade hoteliers to outsource laundry purely on the basis of improving the use of real estate, encouraging hotels to convert the existing on-premises laundry (OPL) into functions that increase hotel revenue, such as a gym, meeting room, ...

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Hotel Linens: What Do Guests Really Want?

Hotel Linens: What Do Guests Really Want?

When choosing a hotel, consumers prioritize other factors over sheets and linens, but they do notice them and have opinions about how they are laundered. A consumer survey commissioned by TRSA, the association for the linen, uniform and facility services ...

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Should Hoteliers Rent Or Own Hotel Linens?

Should Hoteliers Rent Or Own Hotel Linens?

Outsourcing laundry may be a better choice for a hotel’s profitability and sustainability, but questions arise over whether it’s the right move for branding and maintaining sufficient linen inventory. Linen services can be at least as effective as on-premises laundries ...

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Building a Green Supply Chain for Hotels

Building a Green Supply Chain for Hotels

Hotel sustainability depends not just on the property-based management’s conservation practices, but also the practices of its many suppliers who provide products and services needed to serve guests. Navigating the maze of factors isn’t easy. In comparing the sustainability virtues ...

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The Economics of Off-Premise Laundry

The Economics of Off-Premise Laundry

One factor that hotel operators may be considering as they manage expenses is whether to operate on-premise laundry facilities or to outsource laundry through an off-premise service. While operating an on-premise laundry facility has its benefits, off-site facilities give hotel ...

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Outsourced Hotel Laundries: The Value of Certification

Outsourced Hotel Laundries: The Value of Certification

A hotel operator’s interest in increasing sustainability and environmental friendliness should include moving from on-premises laundries to an outsourced model. This is not only greener, it makes better economic sense. Hotel owners are rightfully concerned that guests have clean linens; ...

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