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Meet our 2017 International Housekeeping Week Winners

Congratulations to the following properties. Thanks for recognizing your Kings and Queens of Clean in fun and unique ways. Winning locations will receive a $100 gift card, good for a team celebration. Read their stories and use them for inspiration to recognize your Housekeeping team.

Canopy by Hilton
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Curio – A Collection by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Hampton by Hilton
Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Canopy by Hilton

  • Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre.
    The Tidiness Enthusiasts at Canopy Reykjavik City Centre received many cute gifts during Housekeeping Week. A favorite was roses from their Lead. The Housekeepers posted their thanks on social media.


  • Conrad Koh Samui.
    Conrad Koh Samui held bathrobe preparation and bed decorating competitions, and presented their Kings and Queens of Housekeeping with a crown to wear using downloadable materials from the Recognition Website. They ended their celebration with a barbecue for all Team Members.

    Curio Collection by Hilton

    • AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton.
      Housekeepers at AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton walked through a custom archway and were greeted with cocktails and traditional decorations. Photos of their best moments were posted on a wall, and the GM gave an opening speech thanking all Team Members

    DoubleTree by Hilton

    • DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba.
      DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba celebrated with a Happy Cart. Managers loaded the cart with goodies and hand delivered them to the team as a sign of thanks. The hotel also hosted a beachside barbecue night, where one Team Member took the message of Housekeeping Week underwater.


    • DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing – Nan’an.
      All of the Team Members at DoubleTree by Hilton Chongqing – Nan’an joined the Housekeeping team to learn how to keep the hotel up to standards. The Housekeepers taught other departments how to fold towel art, and fun was had by everyone.


    • DoubleTree by Hilton Naha.
      DoubleTree by Hilton Naha provided a dessert buffet every day. They also offered hand or shoulder massages, and gave out bags of premium rice to all hard working Housekeepers as a token of their appreciation. Team Members presented a message board to the Housekeeping team with sweet memories and photos of the team.


    • DoubleTree by Hilton Princeton.
      DoubleTree by Hilton Princeton held a party with a different theme every day of the week for their Housekeeping team. Monday started with a simple meal with photo props. Team Members posed in giant animal heads on Wednesday while Friday’s party had a Hawaiian theme.

    Embassy Suites by Hilton

    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center.
      Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center celebrated their Housekeeping Team with a game of soap toss, toilet paper pyramids, scratchers, and a pancake breakfast courtesy of the Director of Engineering. The highlight of the week was a toilet paper fashion show!


    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Valencia Downtown.
      Embassy Suites by Hilton Valencia Downtown recognized their Kings and Queens of clean! The group took a formal portrait in the hotel lobby. They let loose showing their true spirit with a much more impromptu, fun photo.


    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Georgetown.
      Embassy Suites By Hilton Washington DC Georgetown held a different activity or event every day. The week kicked off with dancing and games, and was followed up with a waffle bar and charades, an ice cream sundae bar, a towel folding contest, and an afternoon cool treat of Italian ice.

    Hampton by Hilton

    • Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick.
      Team Members at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Frederick-Fort Detrick had a superhero theme. For their big celebration lunch, the team area was adorned with a Batman-like skyline and decorations, including toy bats handing from the ceiling. Keeping with the theme, capes were handed out to their Heroes of Housekeeping, and a superhero cake was served.


    • Hampton Inn & Suites Parker.
      Hampton Inn & Suites Parker recognized all their Queens of Clean with certificates and photos. They also created a collage of all of their Housekeepers. They appreciate each and every member of their Housekeeping team, how hard they work and their bubbly smiles!


    • Hampton Inn by Hilton Cartagena.
      The Housekeeping Team at Hampton Inn by Hilton Cartagena prepared with a walk through the bay area to reenergize and thrive. The hotel created custom decorations, hosted a game of blind basketball, had an ice cream social, and created a special team meal. They ended the week with the best energy and a bike ride through the city.


    • Hampton Inn by Hilton Hermosillo.
      Hampton Inn by Hilton Hermosillo started Housekeeping week with a delicious breakfast. They had several contests, with Hilton bucks as prizes. They held photo sessions featuring Team Members in a Hamptonality frame. The team also celebrated Mexican Independence day on September 15, carrying the flag through the hotel and offering treats to guests.


    • Hampton Inn Tulsa/Sand Springs.
      The Housekeeping Team at Hampton Inn Tulsa/Sand Springs participated in the annual Housekeeping Week Bed Making contest with other hotels in the city. They dressed up in tutus (yes, even the men) and fun hats. They won the Spirit Award (Bear on a Stick) at the event. It pays to be loud and not afraid of looking silly!

    Hilton Garden Inn

    • Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City.
      Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City recognizes their VIPs with food, a movie night, games, a trip to a local amusement park, and lots of selfies. As part of a medieval-themed party, Team Members were presented with a Housekeeping crown to wear.

      Hilton Hotels & Resorts

      • Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
        Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol surprised their Housekeepers with a personal thank you and a delicious chocolate gift. They started the week with breakfast on Monday served by the Blue Energy team. The week continued with more fun and games.


      • Hilton Kota Kinabalu.
        Hilton Kota Kinabalu created a poster of each Housekeeper and displayed them on their Kings and Queens Great Wall. They celebrated with treats, Karaoke with dancing, and games. The GM personally delivered Housekeeping Heroes T-shirts, and everyone had a wonderful celebration.


      • Hilton Linzhi Resort.
        Hilton Linzhi Resort celebrated with several Thrive@Hilton-related activities. Exercise classes were held at the health center, and Team Members enjoyed a beautiful winter hike away from the hotel, which lies near the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Team Members were also presented with a Housekeeping crown to wear, using downloadable materials from the Recognition Website.


      • Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa.
        Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa held a Charity Housekeeping Week with all Team Members supporting those in need on the other islands. Housekeepers received certificates for their efforts, commitment, and teamwork and celebrated with a fitness day . The majority of the island ended up mobilizing and joining the project. Bravo!


      • Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.
        Hilton St. Louis Frontenac started Housekeeping Week with an afternoon break time with cool treats and fun photos. The team shared their bounty with the rest of the staff. The hotel continued celebrating with big thank you’s to their heroes and a special breakfast, featuring french toast, to start their day.


      • Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront.
        Along with games, contests, treats, flowers, and special meals, Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront had daily photo contests for the Kings and Queens of Housekeeping. The winners of the games were proclaimed royalty as well. They even found time for some training! The week ended with an outing to the Danube with dinner, drinks, dancing, and presents.

      Home2 Suites by Hilton

      • Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia/Convention Center.
        Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia/Convention Center also celebrated with a different event or activity every day. The events included a team breakfast, a KONA Ice truck, a pizza party, and a snack cart full of goodies hand delivered by management. The week

      Homewood Suites by Hilton

      • Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport.
        Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport kicked off their celebration with breakfast and a bag full of SUITE treats, and handed out gifts and food with fun themes throughout the week. For example, lanyards and McDonald’s Gift Cards were handed out with a note that said “Thank you for being a KEY part of our successful team. We are McLOVIN all you do!”

      Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

      • Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.
        Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts celebrated with food, games, customizable appreciation materials from the Recognition Website, and a go cart outing. In true Thrive@Hilton Spirit, Mind, and Body form, the team was treated to their choice of a relaxing massage or a pedicure.

      Posted on Sep 28, 2017

Topic(s): Housekeeping, International Housekeeping Week

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