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William D. Frye

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.

Tips for Deep Cleaning a Hotel Guestroom

For many hotels, the slower winter months are a perfect time to ramp up deep cleaning efforts in guestrooms. Deep cleaning is the process of taking a room out of a hotel’s salable inventory...

Do Not Disturb: Honoring Guest Privacy

It’s critical that managers train personnel about the importance of honoring do-not-disturb signs, but there’s a limit to how long employees should respect a guest’s privacy before entering the room. Here are a few...

The Germiest Places in a Hotel Guestroom

Given that a hotel guestroom may house hundreds of different travelers each year, cleanliness is of paramount importance to prevent the transfer of germs from one guest to the next. Room attendants should place...