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One minute. 60 seconds.
At first glance, one minute doesn’t seem like enough time to make any kind of impact on your business. So, could saving your room attendants just one minute per room cleaned actually make a difference in how your hotel runs?
Before answering that, we first have to take a look at how efficient your room attendants currently are. When schedules are given out and room attendants disperse each morning, can you really be confident that they’re working in a highly efficient manner – even with the best of intentions? In such a large and complex department, it’s not an easy task for hotel managers and owners to get a true sense of the progress and efficiency of room attendants on a daily basis.
For argument’s sake, let’s assume that all your room attendants are currently productive and highly-efficient: Would saving one extra minute of their time per hotel room really have any kind of impact in your business?
The answer is a resounding yes! For example, if you were operating a 300-room hotel at 75% occupancy and found a way to save your room attendants one minute of time spent per room, your hotel would save 1,400 labor hours annually.
That’s right – just one minute saved could amount to huge labor cost-savings in your business! Now, imagine what your reductions in labor costs would look like if you could save an extra three, four, or five minutes of time spent per room.
The Bottom Line
Although hotels have done a great job maximizing efficiency with tools and technology in other departments, many overlook the huge benefits they can bring to housekeeping. This is where Optii Solutions comes in to help hotels step up their game.
We’ve helped hotels just like yours dramatically increase housekeeping efficiency, saving several minutes on each room every day and thousands of labor hours each year. Optii’s intelligent software platform allows you to optimize room-attendant path of travel, streamline room inspections, and use real-time performance data analytics to quickly identify weak points and take corrective actions.
If you’re interested in learning more about how an intelligent housekeeping solution like Optii can save room attendants time and cut costs in your housekeeping department, request a demo today!