25th November 2015
Reporting by Elliott Mest | Associate Editor
Netherlands-based, one of the world's largest online travel agencies in the world, threatened legal action on hotel groups using a widget to display rate comparisons on their websites. The Price Check widget, provided by web developer Triptease, allows hotels to compare the rates of OTAs side-by-side, including the rates of Hotels use the widget to push for direct bookings, with Triptease claiming it can increase direct bookings by as much as 35 percent.
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

By booking rooms close to one another, hotels can cut down on travel time for housekeeping, reducing time spent on flipping room

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

Increasing life and durability of linens is beneficial to hotels, as it helps control costs of repair and new purchases.

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