HOUSEKEEPING SECRETS... Facing the cold hard facts

If you're a person who says yes most of the time, you'll find yourself in the hotel business and the restaurant business. Francis Ford Coppola. 

Having one of those days where it’s about the small stuff? Several guests ringing to reception to request handfuls of hand towels? Well it’s all in day’s work for hoteliers. 

So don't fret if your small towel supplies are dwindling, in fact why not schedule a ‘small towel check’ day to ensure quality and quantity of these little guys with your housekeeping team?

Hotel grade towels might be light and fluffy but this is serious business.

Guests are often heard to say that one of the best parts of their hotel stay are the plush array of luxury towels.

So why are hotel towels so much more absorbent that commercially available towels? Well those in the know will tell us that it’s something to do with how towels are washed in hot water with commercial detergent and no fabric softener, which somehow renders the cotton more absorbent.  

Luxury bath towels are worth a look for their fluffiness and affordability – with replacement far less often.  So if those towels have seen better days it might be timely to take a look at bath, face and hand towels and bath mats.