Summary: Written in a straightforward, accessible style, this comprehensive work covers all aspects of hotel housekeeping operations--including housekeeping department structure, planning, staffing, inventory and equipment management, housekeeping supplies, laundry room management, cleaning, personnel administration, administrative controls, and risk management. An Invaluable Text to Prepare Tomorrow's Executive Housekeepers for Today's Hospitality Industry As downsizing p ...show moreractices in the hospitality industry usher in leaner management and fewer operational levels, the role of executive housekeeper is undergoing a dramatic change. Today, the ideal executive housekeeper must be prepared to be a first-line manager--capable of running a housekeeping department with little or no intervention from upper management. Housekeeping Management offers future industry professionals the tools they need to be competitive in this new era--the skills to manage resources, administer assets, and manage all of the technical operations of a busy housekeeping department. Using case studies culled from the author's extensive experience in the hospitality industry, it demonstrates clearly how theoretical concepts apply to real-life situations. Illustrated with numerous photos and charts, this practical, easy-to-read text:
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