Hotel Housekeepers Use Mobile Apps, Too
Turns out there's an app for getting hotel beds to look all pretty like this.
We know all about the range of consumer hotel apps that help us during our stay, but did you know that hotels also use mobile apps on the other end to run the show? Even the housekeepers?
This particular housekeeping app, Hibox Housekeeper, is designed to reduce costs and improve efficiency when it comes to cleaning. It started at hotels in the Nordic region and has recently become available worldwide.
The app allows staff members to report a room status, send problem reports with photos, track minibar usage, manage multiple cleaning sessions, and link directly to the property management system in the hotel. All this, in theory, adds up to a more organized approach that should lead to quicker turnaround times.
While we as guests have the tendency to think this whole room-cleaning process is magic -- you know, we leave the room dirty, come back a few hours later and it's clean -- it is cool to see that housekeeping services are constantly upgrading with the times to improve the way they go about their daily duties.
So, next time you see a hotel employee checking their iPhone, don't judge! Most likely, they're simply busy cleaning up your mess.