Spokane hotel employees compete in Hotel Olympics


by KREM.com


Posted on September 9, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 10 at 1:40 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--  Nine Spokane hotels celebrated staff with the International Housekeepers Week Olympics Monday.

Here are the results:
•         Sprit Award – The Davenport Hotel
•         First Place – The Davenport Hotel
•         Second Place – Red Lion Hotel at the Park
•         Third Place – Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center
•         Managers Surprise Soap Stacking – Oxford Suites Downtown Spokane

Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane hosted nine local hotels participating in the Spokane Housekeeping Olympics in honor of International Housekeepers Week.

The housekeeping staff from the Red Lion Hotel at the Park; Red Lion River Inn; The Davenport Hotel Collection; Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center; Comfort Inn; Courtyard by Marriott; Holiday Inn Express Spokane Downtown; Holiday Inn Express Spokane Valley and Oxford Suites Spokane Downtown all competed.

“Housekeepers are a hard working group of individuals whose primary focus is to make our guests feel comfortable when they are away from home,” said Dominic Longo, Corporate Director of Housekeeping at Red Lion Hotels. “We thought it would be fun to bring in our neighboring hotels for a friendly competition.”

An independent panel judge the employees in a bed making competition, mop race, vacuum race, buffer pad toss and spirit competition.

International Housekeepers Week began in 1981 with the International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA). The group set out ”to focus attention and recognition on the professional housekeepers working in facilities such as hospitals, hotels, state facilities, colleges/schools, and many others who maintain a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for us all each and every day,” according to their website.