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A Truly “INTERNATIONAL” Housekeeping Week.

Carolyn Evans,
Hampton Inn York, PA

As the week is winding down I would like to let you know what our hotel did this week for our housekeeping team. We decided to “take a trip” around the world each day.

Monday, we were in the United States. Each housekeeper received an American Flag that they displayed on their housekeeping cart. They also received a name tag saying “Hello My Name is” and a fake boarding pass telling them their destination. For lunch we served typical American food (hamburgers & hotdogs) and played the game of Jeopardy.

Tuesday, we were in Italy. Again each housekeeper received the Italy flag, boarding pass, and name tag saying Hello My Name is in Italian. We served Pizza for lunch and played the game of Bingo (which originated from Italy).

Wednesday, we were in Greece, doing all of the same things (flags, boarding pass, and name tag-in the language of Greek). We served Gyros for lunch and participated in Olympic-themed games, where we had a folding towel contest and a toilet paper toss.

Thursday, we were in France, having crêpes and French toast for breakfast and we played Charades.

Friday, we are going to be in Mexico and having tacos for lunch. We will also be having a piñata.

Each day we did the boarding passes, flags for their carts and name tags displaying each countries language. We also tried to play a game that originated from that particular country. We also even decorated the room where we ate everyday with pictures of that country and their colors. We even had the eating utensils to match the countries’ colors.

Also each day the housekeepers could have the opportunity to win “housekeeping bucks” and at the end of the week whoever had the most money wins a special prize that we bought (the cooler).

I wanted to share this with you. We believe it was a big hit and everyone really enjoyed it.

Thank you very much. Have a wonderful day!

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

Topic(s): Celebration Plans, Department-Specific Recognition, International Housekeeping Week

Beverly Simmons says

Hi Carolyn,

This was a fantastic idea !! Thanks for sharing.

Commented on October 28, 2009

Nicole Wilkins says

Hi Carolyn,

This was a truly Awesome!!! Idea….

Commented on September 7, 2011

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