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International Housekeeping Week Best Practices

Need inspiration for your celebration? Here are 20 of our favorite ideas showing how hotels celebrated last year:

  1. The team at Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Downtown had blast making a beautiful wedding dress made out of toilet paper. Team Members posed for pictures with the dress.
  2. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Charles Town traveled by limo to a delicious picnic lunch. The only thing they had to clean was their plates.
  3. The team at Hilton Garden Inn Chesterton decided that in lieu of an all-out celebration, they would donate the bulk of their budget to hurricane relief. And Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort And Spa organized a collection of monetary donations and supplies for victims of Hurricane Irma during the week.
  4. Hilton Garden Inn Guiyang Yunyan held a professional photo shoot for all of their Team Members. The photos turned out wonderfully.
  5. Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center held a fashion show where managers strutted the runway dressed as mummies wrapped in toilet paper.
  6. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Torrance – South Bay honored their Kings and Queen of Clean by displaying personalized International Housekeeping Week posters and tent cards in guest areas.
  7. Hilton Garden Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View presented a beautiful floral arrangement for their team that included sponges, a dust pan, and other housekeeping-related items.
  8. Many hotels, including Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown, held hotel Olympics and cart-decorating contests. The carts were proudly displayed in hallways during their shifts.
  9. Doubletree by Hilton Boston-Downtown brought in a paint instructor to host a paint party for the Housekeeping team. The celebration included lunch and snacks.
  10. Using a toilet seat mounted on a box, Team Member at Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Downtown competed to see how many rolls of toilet paper they could throw into the box.
  11. In the spirit of Thrive@ Hilton, Hilton Haikou invited Housekeeping Team Members and their families to their health center to swim and use the facilities. Transcorp Hilton Abuja held aerobics classes led by their Fitness Coach. And Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort held a morning stretch during the week…complete with music.
  12. On Day Four of International Housekeeping Week, the Conrad Dubai team was participating in YOGA classes and selecting a king and queen. It was great to see team enjoying some mindful, calm, and peaceful time together.
  13. Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront held a week full of activities, including a pizza party, a hot wing lunch, a surprise trolley tour of the city, an ice cream truck, and a waffle and egg breakfast.
  14. Using 300 water balloons, the Director of Housekeeping at Hilton Omaha let his team to take their best shot at the manager. It was fun to see everyone get their turn!
  15. The General Manager at Hilton Houston-Post Oak by The Galleria delivered a special rose to every Housekeeper during the week.
  16. Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia/Convention Center brought in a KONA Truck to deliver UNLIMITED shaved ice with tons of flavor combinations and soothing Island Music for the team to enjoy!
  17. Millennium Hilton held a morning breakfast for their Housekeeping Team. International flags everywhere represented everyone, and Team Members were asked to place a point on a map representing their home country.
  18. Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel booked an exceptional day for their team. Team Members took day to participate in games and dinner while other Team Members jumped in to clean rooms. The day included a relaxing spa treatment.
  19. Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City recognized Guatemalan Independence Day with their team on September 15. You can celebrate official holidays or search “fun holidays” for idea starters for your celebrations.
  20. And Doubletree by Hilton Salt Lake City Airport showed their appreciation with superhero T-shirts, replacing the Superman “S” with a Super “H.”


Posted on Sep 4, 2018

Topic(s): Housekeeping, International Housekeeping Week

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