Crown Linen Blog

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

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

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

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

Communications Must-Haves for Hospitality Facilities Management

Posted by Crown Linen on February 28, 2018

There’s a problem at the pool, the family in 712 can’t figure out what their kids did to the air conditioner and the refrigerator in the banquet hall is definitely not running: All in a day’s work for your hardworking hospitality facilities management team.

To keep them connected and ever-ready to respond to the next emergency repair or maintenance call, you need seamless communications and the tools to support it. Unreliable radios and spotty reception just won’t cut it.

With guest satisfaction as the end goal – as always –  here’s a list of communications must-haves for hospitality facilities management.

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Topics: Hotel Operations Management, Hospitality Facilities Management, Par Level Management

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

How to Save the Day with Accurate Linen Par Stock Calculation

Posted by Crown Linen on November 28, 2017

We get it: Determining and maintaining an accurate linen par stock calculation sounds time-consuming and, frankly, not all that much fun. But it could be the one thing that saves the day during an emergency or unexpected influx of guests.

For both OPL hotels and properties that outsource their laundry, knowing how much luxury hotel bedding, towels and other linens you have at all times is the best way to keep operations running smoothly, no matter what.

Here’s a quick look at how to save the day with accurate linen par stock calculation.

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Topics: Par Level Management