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: Laundry Equipment, Outsourcing Hotel Laundry

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: Laundry Equipment, Hotel Operations Management, 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

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

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

Must-Have Features for Green Commercial Laundry Equipment

Posted by Crown Linen on February 23, 2018

Maybe we’ve been watching too many movies, but from our perspective, green commercial laundry equipment is the hospitality industry’s biggest eco-friendly superhero.

The right equipment saves water, energy, waste, resources and tens of thousands of dollars per year per property the world over. And even small adjustments in functionality and programming can make a big difference over the lifespan of the machines.

With the idea in mind that not all super heroes wear capes – some have tunnel washer technology – here are must-have features for green commercial laundry equipment.

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Topics: Laundry Equipment, Luxury Linen

How to Reduce Hotel Laundry Costs with Outsourcing

Posted by Crown Linen on January 31, 2018

By the time you finish reading this, we know you'll be as convinced as we are that outsourcing is how to reduce hotel laundry costs, as well as save time, energy and valuable resources.

Large-scale professional laundry services build their businesses on their ability to do more for less – time, money and energy – and they pass those savings on to hospitality properties just like yours.

So outsourcing is how to reduce hotel laundry costs? Yes, and so much more. Read on.

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Topics: Laundry Equipment, Hotel Operations Management, Outsourcing Hotel Laundry, On Property Laundry Operations, Par Level Management

Using a Hotel Laundry Equipment List to Calculate OPL Costs

Posted by Crown Linen on October 24, 2017

Ever wondered exactly how much your on property laundry operation is costing? It’s a good number to have on hand, and making a thorough hotel laundry equipment list is part of the process.

For OPL hotels, the list can help in managing laundry for hotels and in helping decide whether to switch to an outsourcing provider. It isn’t uncommon for properties to underestimate their costs, so it’s worth making a concerted effort to get an accurate figure.

Here’s a quick look at using a hotel laundry equipment list to calculate OPL costs.

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

Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Hotel Linen?

Posted by Crown Linen on August 18, 2017

Thanks to the now iconic nature of the Hotel Bed, your guests have high expectations for your hotel linens. Your sheets not only have to deliver a good night’s sleep, they, along with your towels, need to reflect your property’s overall luxury brand identity.

Investing in the best linens is the first step, and taking excellent care of them is the second, either by buying energy efficient commercial laundry equipment for hotels or outsourcing to an eco-friendly commercial laundry service.

Taking good care of your hotel linen isn’t just the right thing to do for your guests, it can help answer how to reduce hotel laundry costs. Given all of that, it’s worth asking: Are you doing enough to protect your hotel linen?

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Topics: Laundry Equipment, Hotel Operations Management, Par Level Management

Save Money with Energy Efficient Commercial Dryers for Hotels

Posted by Crown Linen on August 17, 2017

The right energy efficient commercial dryers for hotels, coupled with other high-quality commercial laundry equipment, can save properties hundreds of hours of work time and thousands of dollars every year.   

If you’re looking for how to reduce hotel laundry costs, replacing or upgrading your washers, dryers and folders can be money well spent.

Since washers typically get all of the attention, let’s shine the spotlight on how to save money with energy efficient commercial dryers for hotels.

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Topics: Laundry Equipment, Hotel Operations Management