cleanliness

Spending More on Housekeeping Doesn’t Make Hotels Cleaner

The M3 Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation at the University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee (USFSM) recently published its Gradebook for Cleanliness in...
cockroach pests

How to Spot and Get Rid of Common Household Pests in Hotels

Running a business in the hospitality industry is a tough task, and when pests are added to the equation, it can get even more...
Housekeeping

Communication Is Key When Revamping Housekeeping Procedures

From bed wars to bathroom wars, the hotel industry has fought hard to maintain consumer appeal in the face of change. Over the course...
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Unwelcome Guests: Preventing Rodents from Moving In

Underestimating a rodent infestation can be a reputation-ruining nightmare for successful businesses. Prevention measures that hotels can take include sealing entry points, monitoring at-risk...
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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...
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Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
Women in LODGING 2018

15 Women Moving Up Hospitality’s Career Ladder

Over the past few years, more and more women seem to be climbing to the top ranks of the hotel industry. This isn’t a coincidence—woman...
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14 Hotel Companies Among 2019 Best Employers for Diversity

Fourteen hotel companies are among this year's Best Employers for Diversity, according to Forbes magazine. The list, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to...
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The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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