Crown Linen Blog

3 Reasons Your Linen Partner Should Offer Tunnel Washer Technology

Posted by Crown Linen on December 27, 2018

Outsourcing to a linen partner can result in great efficiencies that can keep you focused on your core deliverables. The key to success is to pick a laundry partner that can provide expertise, performance, service, and of course, quality equipment. And one of the most important things to look for when it comes to equipment is the use of tunnel washer technology.

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, Laundry Equipment

So, You Want to Outsource Your On-Property Laundry. Now What?

Posted by Crown Linen on December 19, 2018

Whether you’re operating a hospital, hotel, restaurant or any establishment that calls for quality, clean, and fresh linens and towels, the decision to outsource your on-property laundry can be one of the most effective you can make. 

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

5 Qualities to Look for in a Hotel Laundry Service

Posted by Crown Linen on December 12, 2018

Operating an on-property laundry service can call for a lot of resources, both environmental and financial. According to experts at Lodging Magazine, a 400-room hotel operating at 65% occupancy can average over a million pounds of laundry per year.

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

4 Reasons Hotel Laundry Service Can Get Linens Cleaner

Posted by Crown Linen on December 5, 2018

Hotel and resort management calls for quality service across multiple areas: Guest service, amenities, food and drink, room management, human resources, marketing – the list goes on. 

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, Guest Satisfaction, Insider

How to Go Green by Outsourcing Hotel Laundry Service

Posted by Crown Linen on December 4, 2018

Sustainability is no longer a buzzword for hotels and resorts. But concentrating too many resources on conservation and energy efficiency can quickly put managers and owners into the business of the environment, instead of the business of hospitality. 

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, Sustainable Hospitality

Checklist for Getting Ready to Transition to a Hotel Laundry Service

Posted by Crown Linen on November 20, 2018

If you’re like many hotel and resort owners and managers, you may be contemplating outsourcing to a hotel laundry service. Doing so can free up budget, space, and human resources and allow you to focus on more pressing matters of hospitality.

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Topics: Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, On Property Laundry Operations

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