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During uncertain times, it’s good to remind ourselves of the good that is in the world. Housekeeping Today UK have complied the ‘good news’ stories from around the hospitality industry and beyond.

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Housekeeping: it’s simply the best January 25, 2023 - From a teenager starting out in hospitality to a fantastic role at a remarkable London hotel. If you are still coming across people who don’t see housekeeping as a rewarding career, simply point them to the working life story of Elinda Keenan, the new executive housekeeper at Hyatt’s Andaz London Liverpool Street. Elinda is now…
Ravi Ruia becomes latest of the next generation to join family-run business January 9, 2023 - Following continued success in 2022, Richard Haworth has appointed Ravi Ruia as its new business development manager. Ruia, who has spent the last five years working in the food delivery sector with market leaders Deliveroo and Delivery Hero, will be focused on helping Richard Haworth gain market share in the London hotel market. Their range…
Let’s see that Christmas sparkle that guests love December 14, 2022 - We’re not talking glitter but all the little touches, from guests’ rooms to dining table delights which will make a seasonal stay special Never mind our own friends and family gift lists or big day preparations, the box-ticking and checklists are in full flow in hotels as we gear up for the arrival of guests…
Battle against hygiene poverty November 29, 2022 - A sell-out event at London’s prestigious The Ivy restaurant raised over £13,000 and a further £8,000 in product donations to help The Hygiene Bank charity in its work to alleviate hygiene poverty. Organiser, and CEO of Cleanology, Dominic Ponniah, says: “The generosity and engagement of our industry has been astonishing. This year, we recruited sponsors…
Heritage celebrated in Wales October 25, 2022 - Housekeepers at the newly opened boutique-style Albion hotel’s one and two bedroom Granary Lofts at Cardigan in Wales may well stay on dry land but will be looking after rooms inspired by historic ship’s cabins. This is the first hotel venture of outdoor lifestyle and staycation specialists the Fforest group, and is based in two…
The match made in cleaning heaven October 25, 2022 - Meet Leigh-Anne Boulguid, who has served as both chair and deputy of the UK Housekeepers Association’s Manchester & NW region Although it’s Leigh-Anne we spoke to for this feature, there’s no way we could leave out Kathryn Boulguid, the co-founder of their successful Sugar Plum Cleaning Services business. While not ‘joined at the hip’ this…
Thank Your Cleaner Day: their work deserves praise October 18, 2022 - The work of cleaners across the UK and around the world is celebrated on 19 October – Thank Your Cleaner Day  –  ­paying tribute to the millions of people working tirelessly to make others feel comfortable and safe in their living and working environments. Together with its local partners, Kärcher UK is again calling on…
BC SoftWear tackles flip flop mountain October 11, 2022 - Leading hotel and spa textiles and flip flop supplier BC SoftWear has launched a unique recycling initiative to help tackle the flip flop mountain that sees billions of pairs thrown away every year. Flip flops are an essential part of the guest experience, but they’re also a significant contributor to plastic waste – if guests…
TV series reveals post-Covid battle September 26, 2022 - The struggles and sheer hard work of hotel staff trying to bounce back after lockdowns and other Covid-19 restrictions are shared in a new eight-part series, The Hotel People, produced by BBC Northern Ireland and BBC2. The series takes viewers behind-the-scenes at The Hastings Hotel Group, Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned luxury hotel chain, which includes…
Housekeeper’s adventures win worldwide plaudits September 2, 2022 - Inspiration for best-selling murder mystery The Maid started in a London hotel room There can only be one ‘Book of the Year’ for all whose working lives revolve around hotel housekeeping. It’s The Maid, a worldwide best-selling whodunnit where by page 7 we are introduced in fine detail to everything on housekeeping assistant Molly Gray’s…

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