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The tricks for running an efficient hotel

November 7, 2019
Tips for efficient hotel

With so much going on at a hotel at one time, being efficient is the name of the game. Staff members often need to be doing multiple things at once, and the better equipped they are to multitask, the smoother operations will be.

Here are some ways to help your staff be more efficient:

Consider investing in technology

While hospitality is an industry where in-person communication is essential, there are still ways to use technology effectively to help with productivity. Consider investing in technology such as property management systems to free up manpower that could be better spent doing other, more personal tasks for guests.

Encourage breaks

While this may seem counterintuitive, giving your staff breaks – and encouraging them to take those breaks – can actually help with efficiency. If staff members are overworked and burnt out, they won’t be as efficient and productive as they would be if they took a few minutes to relax and regroup every once and awhile.

Give them the best tools

When it comes to efficiency, the supplies being used are just as important as the staff members themselves. Buying multipurpose trucks and carts can help boost productivity.

Royal Basket® has a variety of products that ensure smooth function and efficiency, including Royal Basket® Permanent Liner Vinyl Trucks with either a wood or metal base. These vinyl permanent liner trucks can be used to transport everything from linens to recycles to refuse. The durable vinyl liners are antimicrobial, flame retardant, and resistant to mold, and are permanently attached to the frames to ensure the security and organization of cart contents. Plus, additional parts, accessories, and upgrades available, making it easy to customize the trucks for maximum efficiency. 

Learn more about wood-based and metal-based Permanent Liner Vinyl Trucks from Royal Basket®

3 tips for cleaning guest rooms with ease

September 27, 2019
cleaning tips

Housekeeping staff have a challenging task – they need to clean guest rooms quickly and efficiently, while also ensuring rooms are left in pristine shape. With guests’ expectations high, any slip up could lead to a bad review, which can negatively impact your hotel brand.

So, how do housekeepers keep up with demand while keeping rooms clean and tidy? Here are some tips for going above and beyond when cleaning guest rooms.

1. Start with a clean slate

When working against the clock, it can be tempting for housekeepers to clean around guests’ items, instead of under them. But doing so can look sloppy and unprofessional. Instead, advise cleaning staff to remove all of the clutter from an area before cleaning it, so that way they are sure to cleanse the space thoroughly and not miss a spot.

2. Choose a versatile cart

The right housekeeping cart can make a huge difference in the preparedness and efficiency of your staff. That’s why it’s important to invest in quality carts such as the new Xduty Xpress Cart from Hospitality 1 Source. The Xpress Cart is compact in design, yet includes a bag with multiple storage options to meet the needs of any guest room. 

Additional features include:

  • A durable, hammertone powder-coated finish
  • A sturdy, multi-purpose bag with numerous pockets and storage areas
  • Easy assembly with no tools required
  • Four swivel wheels that easily attach to the bottom of the cart

3. Add a special touch

While it may seem trivial, adding a small touch to the room after cleaning – a note from the housekeeper, a uniquely folded towel, a small chocolate on the pillow – can make a big impression. It shows that your staff – and ultimately your property – go the extra mile to make your guests feel special.

Learn more about the Xduty Xpress Cart, and get ready for a better cleaning experience.