Thank you for posting so many great ideas on the Rec Room website! Our team planned a week full of fun for our staff here at the Doubletree Chelsea in New York City and have included our itinerary for your review.
We wanted to keep each day interesting so we decorated our break room with Housekeeping week banners and streamers and posted an itinerary for the week’s activities.
We kicked off Day #1 with a breakfast where the team was visited by various departments and department heads to thank each person for their hard work.
Day #2 – We conducted a team building exercise during the morning huddle. Team members had 1 minute to build the highest tower with sewing kits. To keep the friendly competition going we also played inspection countdown. Housekeeping rooms were inspected throughout the day by our GM & AGM. Team members were eligible to win $10 if their room passed brand standards. $1 was deducted for every item missing.
Day #3 – Team members were visited throughout the day with a basket of treats! They had a choice of assorted candy bars, chips & cookies. Our AGM & Accounting manager even dressed up in mariachi hats and delivered homemade Doubletree cookie ice cream sandwiches. Yummmm! 🙂
Day #4 – We kicked off our employee luncheon with a cupcake eating contest. Team members from Housekeeping, Engineering and F&B competed against each other for bragging rights. After everyone finished their lunch we play the price is right trivia! We broke the entire staff up into groups and gave them a worksheet of different housekeeping products. Team members had to work together cohesively to figure out the cost of each item by the case. The team who guessed the closest dollar amount earned a point and the team with the most points at the end won. The entire staff enjoyed the trivia game! They all said the game was very insightful and enjoyed learning something new about the hotel while having fun.
Day #5 – We finished the week with bang and treated our staff to a night at the movies. We decorated our restaurant in cinema décor, set up a concession stand with soda, popcorn & candy and played the movie “White Chicks” with the Wayan’s brothers. Team members laughed so hard at this comedy, they couldn’t hold back their tears. Before we played the movie we announced the weeks winners and gave them a gift card to their favorite fast food restaurant McDonald’s. Each team member also left with a keepsake bag that was personalized for their special week.
Attached you will find photos of our Days #3, 4 & 5 of Housekeeping Week! We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we did planning the games and events for our staff.
Posted on Oct 14, 2010