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Meth Labs: A Dangerous Hotel Challenge

Meth Labs: A Dangerous Hotel Challenge

Methamphetamine manufacturers often seek to “cook” meth in hotel and motel rooms because it provides them an enclosed, private environment that they can abandon on a moment’s notice. Meth manufacturing in hotels is a significant concern, as it creates danger ...

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Finding Housekeeping Employees

Finding Housekeeping Employees

A hotel without a reliable and consistent housekeeping staff will likely experience diminished cleanliness, face lower quality assurance scores from inspectors, be subjected to higher labor and training costs due to frequent employee turnover, and experience more complaints from guests. ...

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The Evolution of Housekeeping

The Evolution of Housekeeping

As LODGING celebrates its 40th anniversary, we can reflect on the changes to hotel housekeeping that have occurred during this time period. Though not driven solely by technology, there have been some noticeable transformations that have affected how housekeepers do ...

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Top Five Overlooked Tasks When Cleaning Guestrooms

Top Five Overlooked Tasks When Cleaning Guestrooms

When room attendants are centrally focused on cleaning the more visible living areas of the guestrooms, some items may go overlooked. Here are the top five tasks room attendants often fail to complete when cleaning an on-change guestroom: Lighting. Turn ...

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Determining the Proper Order to Clean Guestrooms

Determining the Proper Order to Clean Guestrooms

Many housekeeping attendants often express confusion about the proper order in which guestrooms should be cleaned each day. The ideal order should be based on ensuring the front desk has an appropriate inventory of clean and vacant rooms to assign ...

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Eliminating Linen and Amenity Theft

Eliminating Linen and Amenity Theft

Theft of housekeeping supplies is detrimental to the department’s bottom line. Here are some suggestions to help housekeeping managers minimize housekeeping losses. Keep housekeeping closets and storage rooms locked. Some guests will seize an opportunity to raid supplies. Restrict access ...

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