Top GMs from across Hilton discuss how they use recognition to motivate their team, improve performance, and address business objectives. Watch video.


Congratulations to Our International Housekeeping Week Contest Winners!

We’re excited to announce the winning entries in our 2009 International Housekeeping Week Idea Contest! Our five winners will each receive a $100 gift certificate to The Hospitality Shop.

Ehab Youssry of Hilton Hurghada Plaza, Egypt, WOWed us with their hotel’s “towel-sculpture” contest. You have to see it to believe it! Take a look.

Carolyn Evans of Hampton Inn York, PA, tells us how her hotel added an “International” flair to International Housekeeping Week! Find out more.

Melanie Sledden of Homewood Suites Raleigh/Cary, NC, formed a hunting party — for hidden “dust bunnies.” This event created a fun atmosphere, while spotlighting attention to detail. Check it out.

Dave Fowler of Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, AZ, used the week as an opportunity to do some much-needed maintenance. The Engineering team “kidnapped” all vacuums, gave them a thorough tune-up, and added a personal note of thanks to the Housekeeping team! Simple and memorable. Read more.

Nishan Silva of Hilton New Delhi Janakpuri, India tells us of a variety of activities he used for a “pre-opening” hotel to observe International Housekeeping Week. Here are the details.

Thanks to everyone who sent us your ideas. We’re impressed with the creativity and diversity of the ideas we received. Click here for more ideas.

And remember: If you have an idea of your own, send it our way. It can be about any department, or any recognition topic. We particularly love to share recognition ideas that focus on raising SALT Scores, addressing key business objectives, building team moral, improving customer service and reducing costs. In short, if it’s a recognition idea that worked for your hotel, we’d like to hear it!

The Rec Room is open for your submissions 365 days a year — so there’s never a bad time to submit a good idea. Let us hear from you!

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

Topic(s): Department-Specific Recognition, International Housekeeping Week, Recent Recognition Ideas

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