Crown Linen Blog

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: Sustainable Hospitality, 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

How to Get the Most from Your Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire for Hotel

Posted by Crown Linen on February 7, 2018

The customer satisfaction questionnaire for hotel is now a hospitality standard, and most properties even have the process automated so that guests receive a survey prompt via email within several days of their stay.

The upside is having a built-in way to gather guest feedback. The downside is that guests are so used to receiving surveys that they may not fill them out unless something goes amazingly well – or unfortunately awry – which can skew your results.

To keep guests engaged and your staff well informed, here some tips for getting the most from your customer satisfaction questionnaire for hotel.

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Topics: Guest Satisfaction, Sustainable Hospitality, Hospitality Facilities Management

Do’s and Dont’s for Hotel Cleaning Products

Posted by Crown Linen on November 1, 2017

You make about a million decisions every day, so simplifying as many of them as possible is key, starting with your hotel cleaning products.

Taking the guesswork out of choosing and handling products will go a long way toward making linen laundry a seamless part of hotel operations.

With simplifying things in mind, here are some do’s and dont’s for hotel cleaning products.

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Topics: Sustainable Hospitality, Hotel Operations Management

Give Your Hotel Housekeeping Checklist Green Highlights

Posted by Crown Linen on June 27, 2017

Your hotel housekeeping checklist is an important tool for both your hospitality training program and ongoing operations, and it can be a key supporting player in your eco-friendly efforts.

Adding steps based on sustainability to your checklist ensures that staff are putting your program into practice and making an impact on your property’s carbon footprint.

To get you started, here are some items sure to give your hotel housekeeping checklist green highlights.

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Topics: Sustainable Hospitality

Turn Your Hospitality Training Program Green

Posted by Crown Linen on June 22, 2017

So much of your property’s success relies on a strong hospitality training program, and that includes your efforts to be environmentally friendly.

Staff, along with guests, will implement your eco-friendly strategies, so it’s important that they’re clear on both what you need them to do and why.

Here are some tips to turn your hospitality training green or to step up your current efforts.

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Topics: Sustainable Hospitality

6 Key Elements of a Green Hospitality Laundry Service

Posted by Crown Linen on March 16, 2017

Partnering with a green hospitality laundry service has benefits across the board: for your property’s management, staff, guests, as well as the environment. You’ll save time, resources, water, electricity and – last, but not least – money.

And you can do it all without sacrificing the quality and high standards that your guests have come to expect from your property’s linens. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the right laundry service vendor, and eco-friendliness should be at the top of your list.

To help with your search, here are 6 key elements of a green hospitality laundry service. 

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Topics: Sustainable Hospitality

Best Practices for Sustainable Hospitality from Florida's Green Lodging Program

Posted by Crown Linen on March 14, 2017

Sustainable hospitality is quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception in the industry, and thanks to efforts by the world’s largest hotel chains and environmental design organizations, there is no shortage of resources and certifications available.

In the great state of Florida, the Department of Environmental Protections’ Green Lodging Program “recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources,” according to the initiative’s web site.

The Green Lodging Program offers resources for properties interested in receiving one of its four designations, as well as anyone interested in sustainable hospitality. Let’s take a look at some of their best practices. 

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Topics: Sustainable Hospitality

10 Design Tips from Green Hotels

Posted by Crown Linen on February 7, 2017

Green hotels, in addition to being eco-friendly havens, can also be showcases for the design innovations that can be achieved with sustainable materials. When it comes to environmentally friendly design, it’s the materials that matter, from energy efficient chandeliers to sustainably sourced flooring.

The world’s most eco-friendly hospitality properties, both new and refurbished, are leading the way in conserving energy and resources without sacrificing style. Clever reuse of existing materials and well-made new products are making it easier than ever to be green.

If your property is looking for ways to increase its commitment to the environment and its ability to delight guests with unique ambiance, here are 10 design tips from green hotels.

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Topics: Sustainable Hospitality

Top 12 Trends for Green Hotels in 2017

Posted by Crown Linen on January 11, 2017

 

For green hotels, and hotels looking to become more green, the eco-friendly options are seemingly endless. From rooftop gardens, to edible landscaping and everything in between, there is no shortage of innovative ideas for reducing the industry’s environmental impact.

(pictured: PARKROYAL Hotel in  Singapore. Named Hotel of the Year by World Architecture News in the annual WAN Awards in 2013 for it's unique hotel-in-a-garden).

 And, of course, to meet the ever-growing demands of today’s sustainability-savvy traveler, who thinks your hard-won linen reuse program is so last year. As we kick off another year and busy tourism season, here are the top 12 trends for green hotels in 2017:

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Topics: Sustainable Hospitality