OK, there isn’t literally money hiding in linen and laundry service in hotels, but the potential is certainly there.
If you haven’t yet partnered with an eco-friendly commercial laundry service and still process your own laundry onsite, you’re missing the opportunity to add that valuable square footage to hotel revenue streams. You’re also missing out on the efficiency provided by the right vendor.
Let’s look at some examples of how properties have uncovered the money hiding in linen and laundry service in hotels.
From Dryers to Day Spas
Properties that have made the savvy financial decision to shut down their on property laundry operations and partner with a laundry vendor often make creative use of their newly freed space.
What once housed hotel laundry equipment now holds:
- Gift shops
- Day spas
- Offices for the hotel so that the existing offices could become a new shop.
There is also money “hiding” in laundry for hotels because of the hidden costs of on property laundry (OPL) vs. hotel laundry service costs.
An on property laundry is costing money for the things you can see every day – the commercial laundry equipment, for instance – and for things you can’t see. Some of the costs may be rolled into your general hotel expenses, meaning you aren’t aware of the true financial toll of your laundry.
“Hidden” costs include:
- Commercial laundry equipment depreciation
- Laundry equipment maintenance
The Pros Can Do More for Less
There is also money hiding in linen and laundry service in hotels because a professional hotel laundry service can handle large quantities of hotel sheets and towels for less money.
Using tunnel washer technology and other high-tech equipment, large-scale laundry services use less gas, water and electricity, and the right provider will pass those savings on to their customers.
Reclaiming an OPL’s valuable space and reaping the rewards of a hotel laundry service’s efficiency can help discover the money hiding in linen and laundry service in hotels.