Housekeepers

Fairmont takes gold at Middle East Housekeepers championship

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Housekeeping staff at Fairmont Dubai were crowned the region’s finest after taking home the gold medal at the debut Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions. In what was a first for the region, the competition pitted teams from resorts across the Middle East against one another at The Hotel Show Dubai, tasking them with sprucing-up […]

In Pictures: Executive Housekeepers Conference 2016

by Staff writer | 22 Nov 2016

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Why laughter is the best medicine for stressed housekeepers

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

At BNC Publishing’s Executive Housekeepers Conference on 21 November, Suman Suneja, founder of Laughing Souls showcased how laughing yoga – a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter – can reduce physical and mental stress after a hard day of housekeeping. Research has shown that housekeeping is one of the most stressful occupations in the hotel industry, […]

Hotel GMs must learn benefits of housekeeping tech

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

Panel discussion, “Tech Talk”, which took place during BNC Publishing’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, touched upon the challenges faced by the housekeeping department when it comes to implementing the latest technology to improve efficiency. Some of the panelists pointed out that educating management on the benefits of technology is the biggest challenge they face. Erkan Tatlidil, […]

HR director offers tips for housekeeper career development

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

The opening keynote speech and presentation at BNC Publishing’s Executive Housekeepers Conference on 21 November at Conrad Hotel Dubai, explored what housekeepers can do to develop their careers. Keynote speaker, Feryal Haddon, director of HR, Hilton Resort and Spa Jumeirah – who moved to her role from the housekeeping department – said that cross-departmental experience […]

90% of travellers avoid booking a hotel if labelled “dirty” online says FCS

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Nov 2016

Eric Rogers, Vice President EMEA, FCS Computer Systems told delegates at the 2016 Executive Housekeepers Conference that, “90% of travellers avoided booking a hotel if it was labelled as dirty online.” Rogers also revealed that 70% of hotel guests claim that cleanliness and hygiene are the most important factor for a hotel. He explained: “If […]

Speak the language of your staff for sustainable housekeeping says EmiratesGBC

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Nov 2016

Marie-Helene Westholm-Knebel, Senior Technical Officer, Emirates Green Building Council revealed that the main sources of water consumption in a standard hotel breaks down as 30% from rooms, 16% laundry and 16% landscaping at this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference. She insisted that housekeepers must “speak the language of their staff” to continue sustainable housekeeping practices. With […]

Silentnight to showcase new spring-units at Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Nov 2016

Beds and bedding manufacturer, Silentnight UAE LLC has joined the sponsor lineup for this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference taking place on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai where they will exhibit some of their leading products.  Matthew Go, contract sales manager discusses the company’s involvement in the conference. Why is it important for […]

EmiratesGBC to present new training opportunities at Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Nov 2016

A key theme at the second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference will centre on sustainable housekeeping practices. Taking place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel Dubai. The Conference is due to bring together over 100 housekeeping and hospitality professionals from across the UAE and wider Middle East to discuss ever […]

Founding chairperson of Doha Housekeepers Association to speak at 2016 Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

The second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, which is set to take place on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai will welcome Prabhat Shukla, the founding chairperson of Kuwait Housekeepers Group, established in 2009 and now The Doha Housekeepers Association. Shukla brings with him 16 years of extensive experience in housekeeping, […]









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