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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 »

The evolving SOPs

Have you ever wondered as to how some countries become richer, dynamic and futuristic, while some others seem to lag behind with lost opportunities. The cynic within us will tell that the prosperity is due to exploitation of the minority. ... Read More »

The Extra Mile

The hospitality industry is synonymous with walking that extra mile. Hotels are those exclusive havens where well heeled patrons luxuriate and ruminate over their existential crisis in movie set like scenes where the air con and crystal chandeliers are always ... Read More »

Understanding Cleaning in luxury Hotels

How is the maintaining is done? The fundamental theory of our Vice President, Hotels Division, Mukund Kamat – “You take care of interest of the staff and the staff will take care of your interest which includes customers and property” ... Read More »

Future in Housekeeping

Focus on human resources Meenu Tognatta Divisional Housekeeper, ITC Hotels Housekeeping has evolved over the years and the focus today is on manpower. “Right from the chemicals used to the uniform they wear, human-friendly solutions are adopted to ensure housekeepers ... Read More »

Redefining Housekeeping

Housekeeping is evolving at a rapid pace. The long-underestimated department of a hotel is now in the limelight. Housekeeping is and has always been multifaceted. It is time to take note of the all-pervasive nature of work at housekeeping, along ... Read More »

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 »

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