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Hotel Housekeeping: How To Sanitize Against Coronavirus

on Mar 26, 2020 1:04:16 PM By | Optii Solutions | 0 Comments |
Hotel Housekeeping and the Novel Coronavirus As hotel housekeeping experts, we want to share a few simple tips and resources to ensure the health and safety of your team and community. 
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Know Your Hotel's Operation like the Back of Your Hand to Become a Great Leader

on Apr 26, 2019 3:27:29 PM By | Optii Solutions | 0 Comments | hotel operations
Knowledge is power. Yes, we’ve all heard that one before but in the world of hospitality it will always remain to be true.
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Why Emotional Intelligence is the First Step to Becoming A Great Hospitality Leader

on Apr 12, 2019 4:32:37 PM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
To be a good leader you need to earn admiration and respect from those around you, it has nothing to do with your job title. The thing is that you don’t decide if you’re a leader – the people around you do.
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3 Ways Housekeeping Can Improve Your Hotel’s TripAdvisor Rating

on Mar 18, 2019 2:05:28 PM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
The arrival of TripAdvisor has meant that your hotel’s reputation can be scrutinized at the click of a button. Your very guests are now also your critics and it is up to you to meet their ever-increasing standards.
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The Hidden Costs of Inefficient Hotel Housekeeping Ops, Part 3

on Mar 7, 2019 1:01:39 PM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
In part two of this three-part blog series, we revealed the hidden costs behind dissatisfied housekeeping staff and the costs of high turnover rates. Now, let’s look at how inefficient hotel housekeeping operations impacts your hotel’s guest satisfaction levels, and in turn, your hotel’s bottom line.
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The Hidden Costs of Inefficient Hotel Housekeeping Ops, Part 2

on Feb 15, 2019 10:02:38 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
In part one of this three-part blog series, we revealed how outdated, inefficient housekeeping operations can cost your hotel big in wasted time and resources. Now, let’s take a look at the hidden costs lurking behind dissatisfied, unproductive housekeeping staff, not to mention the costs of high turnover rates that plague so many hotels today.
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The Hidden Costs of Inefficient Hotel Housekeeping Ops, Part 1

on Jan 26, 2019 10:47:24 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
Did you know that housekeeping can represent up to 50% of your hotel’s labor costs? Hotel managers and owners looking to cut costs and increase productivity should start by taking a good look into the efficiency of their housekeeping operations.
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The 4 Keys to Controlling Hotel Housekeeping Costs in 2019

on Jan 11, 2019 10:45:48 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
New year, new budget! You spent a lot of time and effort forecasting and preparing your budget for 2019. In a perfect world, both would play out exactly as planned but unfortunately, this isn’t how reality works. Demand fluctuations, productivity levels, labor costs, unexpected maintenance issues, and any number of other factors can easily steer your hotel away from its 2019 profit goals.
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Is Outsourcing Housekeeping the Right Solution for Your Hotel?

on Dec 21, 2018 10:44:13 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
Many of today’s top-performing hotels are opting to outsource their housekeeping staff, and for good reason! Outsourcing your hotel’s housekeeping staff can cut labor costs up to 25% by greatly reducing expenditures associated with payroll taxes, benefits and high turnover rates that plague so many hotel housekeeping departments.
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Learn How Optii Can Transform Your Hotel’s Housekeeping Operations

on Dec 7, 2018 10:42:31 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
For housekeeping managers that still rely on manual, paper-based processes, the start of the day often means scrambling to create boards for the upcoming shift with little to no visibility into up-to-date room statuses. Much of the rest of the day is likely spent chasing down room attendants and housekeeping supervisors with status updates and special requests. Unfortunately, this leaves little time or energy to focus on what really matters – optimizing productivity, keeping labor costs in check and helping ensure a top-notch guest experience.
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What is Hotel Housekeeping Optimization?

on Nov 16, 2018 10:40:37 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
By definition, optimization means to make something as fully functional or effective as possible under its given constraints. But what does it mean to optimize a hotel housekeeping department?
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3 Ways to Promote Hotel Housekeeping-Reception Teamwork

on Nov 9, 2018 10:38:58 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
Two of the most key functions in any hotel are the housekeeping department and the reception team. These two teams are responsible for most of the guest touchpoints, and if they aren’t working together properly, it could create real problems for your hotel.
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Top 4 Ways Optii Helps Hotels Save on Housekeeping Labor Costs

on Nov 2, 2018 11:37:23 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
Optii has been proven to help hotels across the globe dramatically increase housekeeping productivity and reduce labor costs, providing up to 500% ROI within just months of implementation. Optii’s easy-to-use housekeeping management software has helped hotels like Ritz Carlton, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts reduce labor costs up to 18% and increase productivity up to 25%.
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4 Reasons Housekeeping Supervisors are Key to Moving Your Team Forward

on Oct 19, 2018 11:36:02 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
The hotel landscape is more competitive and complex than ever – which means hotels looking to stay ahead of the curve need to ensure their operations are running like a fine-tuned machine. The surprising key to running smooth operations in your hotel? Housekeeping supervisors.
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How to Balance Housekeeping Efficiency with Quality at Your Hotel

on Sep 27, 2018 11:34:14 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
It’s easy to assume that making housekeeping operations more efficient means cutting corners, paying less attention to cleaning details, ultimately diminishing the guest experience.
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What Guests Want from Their Hotel Experiences in 2018

on Sep 20, 2018 11:32:22 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
It’s a common question amongst hotel owners these days: How can hotels create an experience that will attract the travelers of both today and tomorrow? As younger generations with unique needs and demands become a larger portion of every industry’s target audience, hotels who want to evolve with these new generations will need to make a few key changes to keep up.
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How much is one minute of your room attendants’ time really worth?

on Sep 6, 2018 11:30:18 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
One minute. 60 seconds.
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Everything You Thought You Knew About Housekeeping Management…But Didn’t

on Aug 23, 2018 11:11:13 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
With guest-room cleanliness directly tied to a hotel’s financial success, housekeeping operations are one of the most important functions in a hotel. But how much do you actually know about the department’s inner workings? Find out some surprising facts about housekeeping operations, and how you can use them to your advantage:
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Minimum Wage is on the Rise – Here’s How to Keep Housekeeping Labor in Check

on Aug 9, 2018 11:01:21 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
While the federal minimum wage rate for hourly employees hasn’t been raised in more than a decade, many states and even localities have begun to take matters into their own hands by mandating significant hikes in minimum wage requirements, affecting hotels across the nation.
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5 Reasons to Switch to Intelligent Housekeeping Technology

on Aug 1, 2018 10:50:37 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
While the hospitality industry has always been a people business, the cost-saving benefits of implementing more technology in hotel operations are causing owners and managers to fully embrace the help of new intelligent technology solutions. However, most hotels have only implemented new technology in their front-of-house operations – but what about other key departments, like housekeeping? Implementing a new intelligent solution into this often-overlooked area can significantly increase room-attendant productivity, reduce labor costs and deliver real ROI results.
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A Skeptical Housekeeping Veteran Embraces the Power of OPTii

on Sep 3, 2016 10:58:28 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments | Uncategorized
When Tracey Reed was an executive housekeeper at the Sofitel Brisbane in Australia, the hotel’s general manager asked her opinion about whether to adopt OPTii to help manage her crew.
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Housekeeping: Does Efficiency have to come at the cost of Quality and Service?

on Jun 21, 2016 10:56:36 AM By | Optii_User2018 | 0 Comments |
At first blush, one might assume that driving major new labor efficiencies into the hotel housekeeping operation will mean cut corners, less attention to cleaning details, and a diminished guest experience.
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