It’s an everyday affair in most hotels. Housekeepers go down their list or are on the lookout for rooms to clean. Guests arrive in early and leave late. And then there’s the morning knock on the guest’s door. The hotel guest feels irritated (and rushed), and the housekeeper may or may not achieve a clean room this time. Once they find a room, should this be the one to clean? Would cleaning another open up inventory for a higher value guest? It’s all clipboards, printed reports, and manual updates. No synchronization with the hotel’s inventory, no real-time room status. Sure, it works. But, so do buggy whips.
Today, there’s almost ubiquitous ownership of smartphones. The tool that could automate hotels is just waiting to be used. And that’s why RoomsDone was founded. Not more clipboards, no more waiting. The faster rooms are put back into inventory, the quicker they can be sold. And the more hotel management can see who does what best, the better they can hire and assign housekeeping duties.
A great mobile housekeeping system is affordable, easy to use, and doesn’t require proprietary devices. RoomsDone knows that. And that’s why we’ve created TidyHotel. A simple login, and the housekeeper is assigned rooms. As they clean, they note completion with a click, and then head to the next room. Housekeeping supervisors can monitor status wherever they are.
Rooms turned around quickly, means more room inventory. And inventory means more money. But there’s more than just speed and quality. There’s predictability. TidyHotel also enables hotels to better predict their needed staffing levels, eliminating unwieldy spreadsheets or expensive revenue management solutions. And later this year, TidyHotel will launch enable a hotel to turn that hiring recommendation into a staffing request into the housekeeping world.
TidyHotel is a departure from expensive, on-premise software bringing the savings, power and speed of the cloud to hospitality.