Crown Linen Blog

Par Level Management Series: Laundry Inventory Best Practices

Posted by Crown Linen on May 24, 2018

Par level management gets its own series not because we’re obsessed with having enough pars – OK, yes, we are – but because we know how important it is to smooth sailing for properties big and small.

The core of strong par level management is good inventory practices, and we’ve found that you can’t have one without the other.

Every property has their own inventory secret sauce, and we’ve pulled together some best practices for successful par level management.

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Topics: Hospitality Facilities Management, On Property Laundry Operations, Par Level Management

Benefits of Outsourcing Hotel Laundry & Overcoming Objections

Posted by Crown Linen on May 22, 2018

For many in the hospitality industry, the benefits of outsourcing hotel laundry are clear – substantial savings in money, time and resources – but not everyone is convinced. And they make their objections known.

Complaints and concerns about cost, linen damage and property mix-ups are the most common, as well as some creative what-ifs we won’t even get into.

Overcoming the most common objections is the best way we’ve found to convey the benefits of outsourcing hotel laundry to the unconvinced.

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Topics: Hotel Operations Management, Hospitality Facilities Management, Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, On Property Laundry Operations

Hurricane Irma and Why It's So Important to Have Laundry Backup

Posted by Crown Linen on May 16, 2018

With its 17 named storms and 10 hurricanes – including Hurricane Irma – the 2017 season isn’t one we’ll soon forget. We all learned a lot last year about our resilience and willingness to help each other, and one of the other key takeaways for hotels we’d like to address is the importance of having laundry backup. 

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Topics: Laundry Equipment, Staffing, On Property Laundry Operations

Are You Buying the Right Linens for Outsourcing Hotel Laundry Services?

Posted by Crown Linen on May 2, 2018

Outsourcing hotel laundry services is one of the smartest decisions you can make for your property, and while it will make life easier for you and your staff, there are steps you need to take ahead of time to make the most of your investment. 

One of those is making sure you’re outfitted with the right kinds of linens. Not all luxury hotel sheets and towels are made to withstand the rigors of commercial laundry machines, and we’d hate to have you find out the hard way that your current linen stock isn’t going to cut it.

Keep reading for tips to making sure that you’re buying the right linens for outsourcing hotel laundry services.

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, Luxury Linen

Par Level Management Series: Are You Ready for Leisure Travel Season?

Posted by Crown Linen on April 25, 2018

You’ve cruised through the first quarter of the year and you’re feeling confident about your par level management. And then they arrive: leisure travelers.

Squeezed into rooms next to the business travelers who only use one of the two beds in their rooms and half of the towels are families of four or more who manage to use every linen in their room. Every. Single. Day. And let’s not get started on the pool towels.

As the temperature heats up, let’s kick off our par level management series by asking: Are you ready for leisure travel season?

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Topics: Par Level Management

Commercial Laundry Service Spotlight: Room-Ready Bundles

Posted by Crown Linen on April 18, 2018

One of the benefits of being the commercial laundry service of choice for so many high-end properties is the chance to tailor offerings based on what they need.

We understand that our hospitality clients are constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency, enhance productivity and decrease costs, all in the name of guest satisfaction. As a good partner, we’re with them every step of the way.

A commercial laundry service offering we’re excited to spotlight is our room-ready bundles program, also known as our bundling program.

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Topics: Hotel Operations Management, Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, On Property Laundry Operations

Stain Removal Hacks for Laundry for Hotels

Posted by Crown Linen on April 11, 2018

Ask anyone in the business of laundry for hotels what keeps them up at night, and one thing will make it on to everyone’s list: Stains.

And, more importantly, stain removal. No matter how much you’ve invested in your luxury hotel bedding, towels and robes, pool towels and table linens, they’re often no match for guests, housekeeping staff and more.

Keeping your linens at their most pristine for as long as possible is a challenge but not impossible if you have the right stain removal hacks for laundry for hotels.

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Topics: Hotel Operations Management, Hospitality Facilities Management, On Property Laundry Operations

How to Increase Par Levels Hotel Laundry Tips

Posted by Crown Linen on April 5, 2018
This discussion of how to increase par levels hotel laundry tips may be too late to help you for Spring Break, but we hope it jumpstarts your prepara tions for the summer high season.

Memorial Day and the Fourth of July will mean not only more occupied rooms but more guests per room as families and groups of friends gather to seek out the sunshine and pool time. More guests + more pool time = more sheets and more towels.

Is your property ready? If not, or if you’re not sure, here’s our take on how to increase par levels hotel laundry tips.

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Topics: On Property Laundry Operations, Par Level Management

The Best Laundry Budget Hotel Hack to Save Money & Delight Guests

Posted by Crown Linen on March 21, 2018

The goals of the best laundry budget hotel hack are clear: to lower costs and increase customer satisfaction. The key is simple: a professional laundry partner that cares as much about guest experience as you do.

Partnering with the right large-scale professional laundry service can cost your property less money than your on-property laundry (OPL) and set you apart for impressing guests with luxurious linens.

Get ready to join the ranks of other upscale properties that have taken advantage of the best laundry budget hotel hack for saving money and delighting guests.

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Topics: Laundry Equipment, Hotel Operations Management, Outsourcing Hotel Laundry

The Cost of Hotel Laundry Service Shouldn’t Be a Mystery

Posted by Crown Linen on March 14, 2018

Understanding the cost of hotel laundry service for your property should be an open-and-shut-case: Ideally, your agreement with your outsourcing provider is crystal clear on what the pricing includes – and what it doesn’t – and you’re confident that you’re getting the best deal for what you need.

It’s all pretty straightforward, right? Well, in too many cases: wrong. While it may initially seem as if a provider charges less than the competition, properties somehow end up paying more in the long run.  

Fortunately, with a little detective work, resolution can be yours. Because the cost of hotel laundry service shouldn’t be a mystery, here are some questions to ask as part of your investigation.

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry