Crown Linen Blog

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

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

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

Hotel Laundry Hacks: How to Extend Linen Life

Posted by Crown Linen on June 20, 2018

That new shipment of luxury hotel bedding and fluffy towels you got could be with you for just a few washing cycles or until a ripe old age, and much of their lifespan depends on your hotel laundry practices.

While some loss is inevitable – it’s towel souvenir season, after all – there are things you can do to keep linens out of the rag pile as long as possible.

These hotel laundry hacks will help you extend linen life and get the most out of the investment you’ve made in sheets and towels worthy of your property.

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Topics: On Property Laundry Operations, Par Level Management, Luxury Linen

Troubleshooting Hotel Linen Loss & Damage

Posted by Crown Linen on June 19, 2018

All good things must come to an end – including hotel linen – but what happens when your luxury hotel bedding, towels and pool towels leave too soon?

Some loss is inevitable and expected, but if your property is plagued by premature loss or damage, figuring out the cause can be a mystery.

Before you call in Sherlock Holmes, here are some troubleshooting tips to consider for hotel loss and damage.

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Topics: On Property Laundry Operations, Par Level Management, Luxury Linen

Par Level Management Series: How Buying Linens Saves Money

Posted by Crown Linen on June 7, 2018

Spending money on linens in the short term to save money in the long term is one of those par level management secrets you’ll just have to take our word for – for now.

When you see the savings stacking up, you’ll understand how that upfront investment in luxury hotel bedding, guest room and pool towels, and table linens pays off eventually.

For this installment in our par level management series, we investigate the ways that buying linens saves money.

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

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