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Green vs. Sustainable: How the Terms Apply to Hotel Laundry

Green vs. Sustainable: How the Terms Apply to Hotel Laundry

Equating the term “environmentally friendly” with “sustainable” is usually a safe bet. Machines and products designed to take less of a toll on the planet than equivalent technologies often last longer as well. These technologies use less water and energy, ...

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Why Outsourced Laundry Is More Common in Europe

Why Outsourced Laundry Is More Common in Europe

Whether a hotelier chooses an outsourced linen and uniform service or maintains an on-premises laundry (OPL), there is no disputing benefits that come with economies of scale. Massive wash capacity means that the cost per pound of laundry is lower, ...

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How Clean Are Your Hotel’s Bed Linens?

How Clean Are Your Hotel’s Bed Linens?

How clean are your hotel’s bed linens? Whatever hotel management’s answer, there is typically scant evidence, if any, supporting their conclusion. Pointing out that a property has never had a problem with such hygiene is fast becoming an inadequate response ...

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Five Considerations for Choosing Laundry Services

Five Considerations for Choosing Laundry Services

Hotel managers who consider shutting down on-premises laundries (OPLs) and consider outsourcing their laundry services might view these vendors as a commodity. Cost savings are often viewed as the primary advantage of such a shift. Outsourced linen services operate more ...

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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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