Running your business with integrity is
important, and people place a lot of faith in the hotel hospitality staff. If
you run a boutique hotel, you have all of the responsibilities of any other
hotel, but less resources than your average big-name chain. If you’re currently
running, or in the process of starting, a boutique hotel – here are some tips
to help you keep it clean, running smoothly, and your guests happy so they come
back and refer their friends and family.
the windows while cleaning
It only takes a few extra moments, but the
time to get fresh air and sunlight will have a greater impact on the room than
you may realize. It will give the room time to breathe, freshen everything up
before guests arrive, as well as give you a better perspective on what needs to
be cleaned so you don’t miss anything.
wipe around items
Sometimes the best first thing to do is move
everything that will tempt you to work around it. Throw out anything that needs
to be thrown out, take out the trash cans, and move everything off surfaces so
everything can be given its proper attention. Once the room is back to its
baseline, it’ll be easier to clean properly.
order of operations
Clean the bedroom before the bathroom to
minimize the transfer of germs. Change towels before changing areas when it
comes to sanitizing, and always start with the most important surfaces first –
nobody wants a counter wiped after something else has been cleaned with the
same towel. Make sure your team works systematically with a reason for
skip the sweeping or vacuuming
Mopping when skipping either of those is going
to create way more trouble than it’s worth in time saved. Once you mop, wet
hair and grime will solidify to the ground making it much more difficult to
clean later, and your guests will be sure to notice. Don’t cut corners, just do
it right the first time so you don’t have to do it again later.
preventative care to save money
You’ll have less expenses in the long run if
you don’t let things devolve to the point of needing replacements faster.
Mattress covers can extend the life of your mattresses, especially in cases of
stains. Proper cleaning of the bathroom will prevent mold, which can cause very
expensive issues. Cleaning the curtains regularly will ensure they look nicer
for longer, which helps the image of your business.