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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 »

The Launch Asian Housekeepers Association

The Asian Housekeepers’ Association, which was conceptualized during the International Housekeepers’ Summit in 2016, with five countries coming together, was formally launched at IHS2017 with 11 country members. Leading from the front, Vaishali Sinha-Founder & General Secretary, IPHA-India; followed by ... 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 »

Motivating the ‘Vigour’ of IFM Services

In today’s occupational hierarchy, it is a rarity to find organisations nurturing those in the unskilled cadre to acquire managerial proficiency to rise up the ladder. Vigours Hospitalities Services Pvt. Ltd, an eight-year-old facility management company, has chalked out the ... 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 »

Complicated Chemical Affair

      During an interaction with a facility service company, a hassled supervisor confided his frustration and outcome of trusting his boys with cleaning chemicals. In a five-star property, an area of wooden flooring was cleaned using a wrong ... 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 »

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 »

CONTEXT & CONNOTATION OF CLEANING

Raising the bar in terms of service quality and customer loyalty, the global hotel chains with corporate practices and guest services are striving to become customer favourites. The department of housekeeping that forms the face and holds the pulse of ... Read More »

Housekeeping Concern

Rising Concerns & Challenges From keeping all areas of the hotel fresh, clean and tidy to training janitors & supervisors to adopt latest technology & software, housekeeping is much more than just keeping the ‘house’ in order or keeping the ... Read More »

Rising Confidence in Cleaning

AS RIGHTLY pointed out by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw during her interaction with Clean India Journal, “We have to be in a firefighting mode”; the Government at the helm has set the tone from “should” factor of cleaning to the “must” ... Read More »

Pharma & Food Production Housekeeping & Hygiene Practices

The entire process of cleaning & hygiene practices begins with recognizing the areas susceptible to contamination and taking necessary steps to maintain them. The areas with high human intervention and exposure to outer environments are considered as high contamination areas. ... Read More »

Tender for housekeeping, gardening and maintenance

A tender has been floated by the Circle Procurement Department, State Bank of India Gachibowli, Hyderabad for housekeeping, gardening and maintenance work including loading, unloading, sorting and packing works etc. The separate yearly contract will be for two divisions of ... Read More »

Changing with Changing Times

The broadening spectrum of facility maintenance has redefined the business of the service segment, taking it from a mere manpower supplier to housekeeping services and security supplier to a total facility management service provider. “It is time for a change ... Read More »

Housekeeping Club at IHM-B

Students of Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bangalore have recently founded a housekeeping club, a platform for interaction between present housekeeping professionals and the future ones.  With the motto “spread awareness about the limitless nature of ... Read More »

14th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 2015

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi will showcase the Culinary Skills and Hospitality Knowledge of the Hotel Management Students of India and Sub-continent during the three day Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble (CHE 2015) from 7th to ... Read More »

Adding Fragrance to Cleanliness

Today’s discerning traveller seeks homely comfort and a feeling of being associated during his or her stay in a hotel. The simplest way to add comfort to a guest’s stay is to present an ambience with pleasant and familiar aroma.  ... Read More »

Seasonal Challenges of Housekeeping

Housekeeping takes a beating mostly during rains, as even a flexible cleaning schedule makes achieving 100% result a challenge. Managing flexible and demanding housekeeping schedules in wet seasons get tricky in high traffic and sensitive areas. Clean India Journal speaks ... Read More »