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William D. Frye, Ph.D., CHE, CHO, CHIA, is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management at James Madison University and co-author of AHLEI’s housekeeping textbook Managing Housekeeping Operations.
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Daily Special: Rotational Cleaning Helps Ensure Cleanliness

Servicing guestrooms can sometimes involve more than 100 individual tasks. However, some of these tasks only need to be completed on a weekly or monthly basis. This is where the Daily Special comes in....
Linens

Flat or Fitted Sheets? Examining the Benefits of Both

Much like the chicken and egg debate, hoteliers have been deliberating for years about whether to use fitted sheets over the mattress pad, or to remain using a flat sheet with mitered corners. Here are...
Housekeeping investments

Three Housekeeping Investments To Enhance Guestrooms

Hotels typically renovate their guestrooms every five to 10 years. While financial resources must be expended on tangibles like FF&E during a PIP, there are other areas—such as housekeeping—that also necessitate investments to ensure...
Opening hotel room door

Lost and Found: Legal Implications and Guest Expectations

Sometimes, guests forget to take all of their belongings with them when they check out of a hotel. When a room attendant finds left-behind items, this can create a legal duty on the part...
Hotel guestroom door lock, security — employee safety

Five Security-Related Tasks For Room Attendants

Room attendants may be the hotel employees that visit guestrooms every day, but it is not uncommon that they overlook simple, but necessary, security-related tasks when servicing a guestroom. Train, coach, and audit all...
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