Crown Linen Blog

4 Signs It’s Time to Outsource Your Hotel Laundry

Posted by Crown Linen on September 21, 2018

If you’re looking for a sign that it’s time to shut down your on-property laundry, or OPL, and outsource your hotel laundry: This is it.

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, On Property Laundry Operations

Par Level Management Series: When Disaster Strikes

Posted by Crown Linen on September 13, 2018

We recently wrote about hotel laundry emergency preparedness, so it feels like good time to also talk about par level management in the context of disaster planning.

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

Best Practices for Hotel Laundry Emergency Preparedness

Posted by Crown Linen on September 6, 2018

During major emergencies, communities rely on the hospitality industry for housing and shelter, and the industry, in turn, relies on hotel laundry operations.

Hotels operating an on-property laundry, or OPL, may not fully appreciate the importance of their laundry capabilities until it’s too late and they’re left unable to effectively accommodate guests, evacuees, emergency workers and first responders during a disaster.

These best practices for hotel laundry emergency preparedness are a good start to making sure you’re ready to offer a safe haven when it’s needed most.

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Topics: Laundry Equipment, Outsourcing Hotel Laundry

Par Level Management Series: How Much Loss is Too Much?

Posted by Crown Linen on August 30, 2018

Good par level management is not a one-and-done proposition: As we’ve said, making sure you have enough pars on hand at all times means conducting inventory frequently, ordering linens to keep up with losses and being ready for high and low seasons.

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Topics: Par Level Management

Benefits of the Hotel Laundry Service Bundling Program

Posted by Crown Linen on August 23, 2018

The benefits of partnering with a hotel laundry service are clear – savings in time, money, resources and space, not to mention the extra love for the environment – and there’s a way to get even more from outsourcing.

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry

5 Green Hotel Practices Guests Will Feel Good About

Posted by Crown Linen on August 16, 2018

Green hotel practices aren’t just good for the environment, they’re good for guests’ well-being, according to a recent survey.

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Topics: Sustainable Hospitality

Hotel Laundry Service FAQs

Posted by Crown Linen on August 9, 2018

As a leading hotel laundry service, we interact with a lot of current and prospective clients in the hospitality industry, from large hotels to sprawling timeshare properties.

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry

Are You Making One of These OPL Hotel Mistakes?

Posted by Crown Linen on August 2, 2018

OPL hotels, or hotels with on-property laundry, are protective of their operations because they’re handling their luxury hotel sheets and towels as efficiently as possible.

Even without exploring the benefits of outsourcing, they’re confident they’ve got everything covered. But do they?

More properties are shutting down their OPLs to save time, money and resources, so if you’re still in the laundry business yourself, it begs the question: Are you making one of the following OPL hotel mistakes?

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Topics: On Property Laundry Operations

Best Practices for Transitioning to a Hotel Laundry Service

Posted by Crown Linen on July 26, 2018

If yet another expensive repair bill for your commercial laundry equipment has you considering the switch to a hotel laundry service, you aren’t alone.

More properties are shutting down their on-property laundry (OPL) operations and bringing on a partner to take over, saving time, money, resources and space. 

It’s a major change, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’ve worked with enough properties to have come up with a list of best practices for transitioning to a hotel laundry service.

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry

Par Level Management Series: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Crown Linen on July 19, 2018

When it comes to par level management, we’re going to borrow a well-known slogan: Just do it.

Too many properties don’t invest enough time, money and resources into managing their pars, and it makes everyone’s jobs more difficultand it risks making guests less satisfied.

Giving a bit more oomph to the advice of just doing it, here are some par level management do’s and don’ts.

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