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What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

What Are Your True Variable Costs Per Occupied Room?

Knowing the average, actual costs incurred per occupied guestroom enables a manager to make more prudent pricing and marketing decisions and to monitor expenses. Variable costs may range from $12 per room night for a budget property to more than ...

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Tips for Deep Cleaning a Hotel Guestroom

Tips for Deep Cleaning a Hotel Guestroom

For many hotels, the slower winter months are a perfect time to ramp up deep cleaning efforts in guestrooms. Deep cleaning is the process of taking a room out of a hotel’s salable inventory and thoroughly cleaning it to more ...

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Preventing Housekeeper Back Injuries

Preventing Housekeeper Back Injuries

Preventing back injuries is a major workplace safety challenge. If employees follow proper lifting techniques, the risk of on-the-job lower-back injuries can be avoided or minimized: Tuck your pelvis. This will tighten the stomach muscles and keep the back straight ...

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Do Not Disturb: Honoring Guest Privacy

Do Not Disturb: Honoring Guest Privacy

It’s critical that managers train personnel about the importance of honoring do-not-disturb signs, but there’s a limit to how long employees should respect a guest’s privacy before entering the room. Here are a few considerations: Guest illness or death. Sometimes ...

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Winter Pest Management Tips for Your Hotel

Winter Pest Management Tips for Your Hotel

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, regional pests will look for a vacancy at hotels across the country in search of food, water, and overwintering sites where they can wait out the chilly temperatures. Many fall ...

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