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Friday 23 January 2015

Tips to Improve Efficiency and Save Money in a Hotel's Housekeeping Department

Housekeeping is not only the largest department in terms of number of employees, it is also the department responsible for continuously maintaining the largest amount of physical space in the hotel. Since housekeeping as a department is not responsible for generating any revenue, every housekeeping manager should always make controlling their department’s expenses a top priority.

Here are some tips from Gilles Arditi, President of Southwind Hospitality, to make a substantial positive impact on your housekeeping practices – to help you create a checklist to reduce costs and increase efficiency, and perhaps even turn around an entire department.

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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Organizing Housekeeping to Improve Workflow

Every housekeeping department deals with cleanliness and all ancillary service attached to that. For hotels, the standard of housekeeping plays an important role in determining its standard. With accommodation being the highest revenue generating department there, it is natural for housekeeping to be the largest department.

Good organization is the greatest requirement for effective housekeeping services, said Shane Nicolopolous, director of rooms for the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. See how organizing the housekeeping improves the workflow efficiency.

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Source: Hotelmanagement.net

The Role of a Manager in Housekeeping in the Hotel Industry

Housekeeping management is at the core of hotel operations and can make the difference between a reputed hotel and one that guests are unlikely to visit again. The primary housekeeping duty is to ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of hotel rooms and to ascertain that they are properly stocked with the supplies to which guests are entitled. A hotel housekeeping manager not only supervises housekeepers in conducting their duties but also investigates any complaints guests make and takes corrective action.

View the various roles that a housekeeping manager has to play in a hotel industry.

Source: Houston Chronicle

Monday 19 January 2015

Energy Controlling Makes Real Estate Greener

Credit Suisse Real Estate Asset Management, one of Europe’s largest private builders and building owners, joined forces with real estate management company Wincasa and Siemens to launch an energy controlling program. This project involves examining and optimizing the energy efficiency of approximately one thousand properties within the bank’s real estate portfolio in order to systematically reduce their total energy consumption and CO2 emissions without any additional construction work. This five-year program is expected to cut the CO2 emissions of all buildings by at least 10% annually, equivalent to approximately 13,000 metric tonnes.

View the case study on how Energy controlling makes real estate greener.

Source: BuildotechIndia

Friday 9 January 2015

New Technology is The Name of the Facility Game

New technology serves as boon for facility managers. With health care facility managers expected to do their jobs better, faster, with fewer staff and keep costs down, too, technology takes on an even bigger part of keeping hospitals running efficiently and according to code.

Fortunately, there is an abundance of tools to meet the challenges, making these the good old days. Everything from software that measures energy consumption to smartphones and tablets that help facility managers to track equipment remotely is becoming part of the daily routines of managers' seeking maximum efficiency.

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Source: Health Facilities Management

Thursday 8 January 2015

Facility Management Headlines:ValuePro buys Indoor plants firm Gardenia Ornamental

ValuePro International Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore-based company that offers facility management, employee transportation and supply chain solutions, has acquired city-based indoor plants firm Gardenia Ornamental for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition enables ValuePro to provide indoor plants solutions to its existing as well as new clients. Post-acquisition, ValuePro will integrate Gardenia with its business & Gardenia and its team will be part of ValuePro.

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Safety Measures for High Rise Façade Cleaning

There are stringent measures that should be followed to secure the safety of window cleaners of high-rise buildings. Safety at heights is the basic requirement for the kind of work carried out in the construction industry. Since a lot of buildings have begun adopting exterior façades, there are a few companies in India who have started Façade Cleaning. Experts say that the use of a suspended cradle is the safest option for window cleaning of high-rise buildings.

To view what are the basic safety measures that one must adopt while cleaning high rise façades, visit this post from Buildotech.

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