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Why I chose housekeeping as my specialization

It is still understandable when people from outside the hospitality industry have this perspective but when your own classmates react this way, something was not alright. The students who specialized in housekeeping were made fun of and looked down upon. ... Read More »

Housekeeping Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

When we started working in housekeeping 30 years back, there were no chemicals. We only knew of off-the-shelf cleaning products like Vim, Brasso, Teepol and we used to scrub manually right from the washbasin to the bath tub. For floor ... Read More »

TOGETHER at Work, at Home

Where and how did you both meet? Briefly, tell us the story that brought you together for life. Pamini: During 2007, I was working as an Assistant Housekeeping Manager with Raffles Dubai and was looking to hire Public Area in charge ... Read More »

Addressing Challenges in Hospitality

Challenge in meeting cleaning standards The first and foremost challenge is in getting the skilled manpower for housekeeping and we are facing a shortage. Secondly, there is a lack of awareness of the importance of hygiene. Application of right cleaning ... Read More »

Unbiased process of Product Selection

As purchase head, how do you go about selecting products for housekeeping and laundry? What is the criteria of selection? As a procurement head, economy, quality, accuracy and speed of service are my department’s main objectives. Based on the results ... Read More »

Mantra for best cleaning results

Uniformity in cleaning is possible only with the right kind of training and knowledge. “I make sure that each and every part of the hotel has the same kind of cleaning. On a daily basis, I personally visit the entire ... Read More »

Pre-monsoon Preparations

Monsoons have always been a period subjected to contamination and infection. In many cases, organisations learning from the previous experiences, gear up well in advance with appropriate trouble shooting and back up plans. Before the rainy season starts, the prepping ... Read More »

Unhealthy Consequence of Cleaning Perceptions

There were several reasons given for the high incidence rate of HAIs in India. Among them were the following: • Poor sterilization of medical tools • Seriously overcrowded hospitals, requiring, in some cases, two patients to share one bed • ... Read More »

Green cleaning at Mumbai Airport:

Washroom being an indicator for measuring hygiene at any public space, the MIAL upkeep department has been constantly putting efforts to improve quality of cleaning processes and supervision. “We have ensured that we use the right cleaning solution for maintaining ... Read More »

Cost Effective & Quality Cleaning

One of the most consumed products in cleaning is chemicals. Hence, it is imperative that we look for a vendor who supplies regularly and provides a good after sales service. “There are many local, national and multi-national companies which approached ... Read More »

BCIHMT Conclave Report

The Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology’s three-day mega event held in October – The fifteenth Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble – took off to a grand start at the Institute auditorium. Huge crowd comprising students, experts, trade media ... Read More »

Vietnam Housekeepers’ Training Session

Vietnam Executive Housekeepers’ Association (VEHA) successfully organised a training course “Modern Leadership Skill” for its members in Northern Vietnam. VEHA collaborated with Tamviet Group, a leading Soft Skill training company in Vietnam, for the training workshop on “Modern Leadership Skill” ... Read More »

Hotels Celebrate International housekeeping week

The International Housekeeping Week traditionally celebrated during the second week of September, was observed between September 11 and 17 across the country this year. A glimpse The International Housekeeping Week being practiced since 1981 enables organisations to honour housekeeping professionals ... Read More »

Chemicals, cost & quality

What has been your experience with different cleaning chemicals and brands? As far as Meluha The Fern and Rodas, an Ecotel Hotel are concerned, we have always preferred ecofriendly chemicals. Previously, we were using chemicals that were not up to ... Read More »

Intelligent Sourcing,Intelligent purchase

How does one engage in intelligent procurement in keeping with budgetary limitations and quality, especially when it comes to purchasing housekeeping products, which tops the expense list? Limited budget has always been a challenger for procurement professionals but it has ... Read More »

NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

Changing lifestyle and expectations of guests are largely contributing to the pace of change in the facilities and services being offered in the hospitality industry. Mobiles, tabs, laptops, wi-fi, applications, social media… play an essential role in the next gen ... Read More »