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Reporting by Christopher Horton |
Solid business fundamentals and a weak currency have made Australia the top destination for hotel investment in Asia Pacific so far this year, with Japan and Vietnam the bright spots among East and Southeast Asian markets. Australia’s appeal has been boosted by strong and steady growth in Asian business and leisure tourist arrivals, in addition to a weak Australian dollar, according to Savills' Asia Pacific Hotel Sales & Investment Report. Not surprisingly, Savills found Singaporean and Chinese investors to be the most active in the Asia Pacific market this year. Singaporean companies invested $587 million, accounting for 30 percent of all Q2 sales. Mainland Chinese investment made up 23 percent of investment during the same period, with Hong Kong and Japan in third with 14 percent each.
All News for Housekeeping
September 20, 2015

The abyss that is the lost and found – things go in but they don’t come out. The idea conjures up images of the endless box of hats, gloves and clothing at every elementary school – and the few and far between “found it” utterances from children’s caregivers as they rummaged through the random items.


February 26, 2015

Guests want hotels that are conscious of their impact on the environment, and hotels want to streamline their processes and save money.

Allowing guests to choose when their linens are washed gives back to the environment while honoring guest preferences.

October 17, 2014

Hotels can get a leg up by being aware of the newest products for housekeeping, which can help speed up processes and eliminate safety concerns

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September 15, 2014

Beginning this week, Marriott will place signature envelopes in more than 160,000 guest rooms at participating Marriott-managed hotels in the U.S. and Canada. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: "Our caring room attendants enjoyed making your stay warm and comfortable. Please feel free to leave a gratuity to express your appreciation for their efforts."


February 19, 2014

New trends and equipment are helping improve sustainability and efficiency in the laundry rooms and processes of hotels.

January 31, 2014

Apart from technological innovation, guest education can go a long way towards helping improve sustainability and savings for laundry.

Educating guests

January 31, 2014

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