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Continuing pre-eminence of good housekeeping

In the past few years, the hospitality sector has rapidly expanded with the rise of online aggregators such as AirBnb and Booking.com, which have brought a diverse range of staying options under their ambit. Individual rooms in houses, homestays, service ... Read More »

Service Providers benefit from Apps: Report

More and more cleaning operations are being run on-site with the help of digital apps, which can offer a wide range of management information including quality auditing, daily reports, instant reporting and staff time & attendance. Digitisation – the buzzword ... Read More »

A Day in the Life of a Supervisor

Housekeeping can seem like a repetitive, monotonous job, yet its major components can make or break the guest’s impression of the property, while the minor touches can earn a guest’s loyalty. While the primary job of actually cleaning and tidying ... Read More »

When TQM Falls Short…

In the quest for achieving the dream of Total Quality Management there are many moments which end up being nightmarish, says Hospitality Consultant Avril Sule. She talks about Service Recovery Paradox in complaint handling. As standards of service rocket sky-high, ... Read More »

Back to the Basics What Mystery Audits do?

I frequently ask questions to various people about my personal experiences with some Big Brands & this time around I asked, “Do Big Brands disappoint you?” My experiences tell me that as Brands grow & start their journey with standards, ... Read More »

Complexities of Carpet Cleaning

Hospitality, corporates, guest houses, IT houses, and many others have carpet flooring essentially to add to the ambiance of the interior. Carpets have remained a symbol of luxury but require all the right tools and processes to keep it luxurious, ... Read More »

Using Apps in Professional Cleaning

More and more cleaning operations are being run on-site with the help of digital apps, which can offer a wide range of management information including quality auditing, daily reports, instant reporting and staff time & attendance. A developer of the ... Read More »

Total Quality Management in Hospitality

The methodology of Total Quality Management is intended to assist in achieving business excellence. Hospitality management is no exception, striving to improve guest satisfaction, acquire a competitive advantage and ensure repeat patronage. Communication, coordination and co-operation between the departments of ... Read More »

Highlighting Patient Quality Care

With major government initiatives and increased growth in medical tourism, healthcare services in India are in demand and hold a new wave of opportunity. Housekeeping plays a major role in maintaining a healthy facility. Sweety Mandot, Manager-Operations, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai, ... Read More »

Creating a Green Programme

Building and facility managers are being asked to develop and implement programmed cleaning services within a green framework. While, this may look simple, it could be reasonably complex as it guides every decision that you will make on chemicals, equipment, ... Read More »

Ashirbad celebrating 25 Years

Completing its 25th Anniversary, Ashirbad Group of Companies organized an event in Delhi on September 22. Industry players and special guests were called to attend the event. Awards were given to the star performers of the company which was followed ... Read More »

MOPS Microfibre or Cotton?

What would be the average number of cotton mops used annually by a facility of 5000sqft? A 5,000sqft area space can be mopped by a housekeeper with one mop in maximum one-and-a-half hours, provided it is without any area-wise hindrance. ... Read More »

Working without Glamour

The housekeeping job is not glamorous, nor is it high paying when compared to other departments. It is tedious at times and often regarded as a thankless job, but unquestionably housekeeping is the heart of any hotel. It is the ... Read More »

Essentials of Training

It is essent ial for every housekeeper to gain leverage by learning to lead. Studies on what it takes to become a leader have classified the learnings into three broad categories. They pertained to what the researchers called the three ... Read More »

HK Trilogy

“Front Office, Housekeeping and Maintenance – The perfect harmony of this trio is every hotel manager’s dream. Dreams however, are a far cry from reality. It seems to me that working out a winning strategy is much like a game ... Read More »

Creating Impressions

The housekeeping department is responsible for creating first as well as a lasting impression for the guests during their stay in the hotel. This can be attributed to the services which are offered by the Housekeeping staff to the guests, ... Read More »

Ergonomics in Housekeeping

Dr Aditi Kulkarni, Consultant Physiotherapist and Ergonomist, Be Active Physiotherapy & Ergonomics Clinic, talks to Clean India Journal about the growing importance of Ergonomics in the field of housekeeping. Day by day, the housekeeping industry is growing rapidly and is ... Read More »