2018 International Housekeeping Week Prizes & Winners
Congratulations to this year’s winners! Thank you for showing your appreciation to your Kings and Queens of Clean in fun and unique ways and sharing your stories on the Housekeeping Wall of Fame. All of our winning locations will receive a $100 gift card, good for a team celebration. Read their stories below and use them for inspiration to recognize your Housekeeping team in the future.
Let the Games Begin. The Conrad Bengaluru recognized their team with a special breakfast and a cake decorating contest. They hosted fun competitions for their Housekeeping heroes all week long, including a hula hoop race, a towel-folding contest, a sandwich-making competition, and a blindfolded bed-making contest, with prizes awarded to top performers. They all look like winners to us!
Breakfast for Champions. After a long shift where some of their Queens of Clean cleaned up to 25 rooms each, it’s nice to sit down with a warm breakfast, coffee, and juice to energize and focus on the tasks ahead. The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton, treated their team to a well-deserved break in the hotel restaurant, and sweet treats in the afternoon. “Thank you!”
Won That, Got the T-Shirt. Doubletree Suites by Hilton Orlando – Disney Springs™ Area gave their Housekeeping family special T-shirts proclaiming them the “Queens and Kings of Clean.” Crazy socks, bright colors, and a photo backdrop for selfies like this one made the celebration even more fun. Housekeeping Team Members also enjoyed drinks, snacks, and an outing to Wonderwork in Orlando.
The Art of Housekeeping. Recognition is a beautiful thing at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Naples. The Housekeeping Team was treated to a painting class at Vino’s Picasso, where Team Members got to show off their artistic skills. They also enjoyed a Zumba class to help Team Members thrive, a beach party for fun, umbrellas to weather any storm, and a dessert potluck, just to say “thanks.”
A Team Effort. For Doubletree by Hilton Naha, recognizing Housekeeping excellence is a team effort. Team Members in departments across the hotel created a message board with personal notes of thanks for the Housekeeping Team. Team Members also prepared homemade Japanese “Onigiri” rice balls, fruit-infused water, and refreshments for the Housekeeping Team to enjoy during their morning briefing.
An International Celebration. Housekeeping Team Members at Doubletree by Doubletree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay celebrated International Housekeeping Week in style with a fashion show, among many other activities, such as morning exercises to help Housekeeping Team Members thrive. Housekeepers strutted the catwalk wearing haute couture from around the world. The week concluded with an awards presentation delivered by the hotel’s Director of Operations.
A Mobile Celebration. The Housekeeping Team at Embassy Suites by Hilton Bogotá Rosales showed off their creativity by decorating their cleaning trolleys for the week. Photos, signs, and colorful decorations were a fun way for each Team Member to express their personality and share a little something about themselves with others.
Sweet Celebration. Embassy Suites by Hilton Chattanooga Hamilton Place rewarded their Housekeeping Staff with tasty treats for each day of the week. From breakfast with the managers to an ice cream truck visit, it was one tasteful celebration. The celebrations included their annual family day Housekeeping picnic. The team brought their families to enjoy fellowship and celebration!
Who’s the Queen of Clean? At Hampton by Hilton Moscow Strogino, Housekeepers competed to see who could make the best bed. The competition was fun for everyone — especially the winners, who enjoyed great prizes. The Housekeeping team was also treated to a special lunch with the hotel’s General Manager.
Put Your Feet Up. Housekeepers are on their feet all day — and the managers at Hampton Inn by Hilton Dyersburg thought their tootsies deserved some TLC. Here they are showing off their new socks. Beyond footwear, their Housekeeping team enjoyed a head-to-toe celebration that lasted all week, with breakfast, lunch, gifts, candy, and photos.
Unlocking Guest Satisfaction. At Hampton Inn by Hilton Tracy, Housekeepers are a key to the hotel’s success — so they were given beautiful silver keychains with decorative charms. A catered luncheon, breakfast donuts, and a Housekeeping Award presentation rounded out the celebration. Thanks to all of our Housekeepers for all you do!
High-Flying Team. Hilton Garden Inn Guatemala City helped their Housekeeping team thrive with a nature walk. Housekeepers enjoyed a break from the typical day spent indoors cleaning rooms, and exercised their imaginations with a photography contest. Team Members also enjoyed board games and a movie and casino night, with exciting prizes.
Tea Time. Hilton Garden Inn Izmir Bayrakli treated their Housekeeping Team to an afternoon tea. Team Members enjoyed refreshments and relaxation, and played games to win prizes. Managers thanked each Housekeeper for their daily effort, recognizing the team’s hard work by giving them some well-deserved time off.
Fun, Delivered. Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton brought the fun to its Housekeeping Team with food trucks onsite and a special visit from a balloon artist who made crowns and balloon animals. Team Members also competed in toilet paper races and towel races outside the hotel, combining fresh air, fun, exercise — and, of course, prizes.
Gifts for Givers. The General Manager of Hilton Cairo Heliopolis showed hospitality to the Housekeeping Team by serving Team Members hamburgers at a special celebration. Housekeepers received awards, gifts, and even a break, as the Management Team pitched in to clean rooms for an hour.
Integrity in Action. Hilton N’Djamena celebrated outstanding Housekeeping Team Members during Housekeeping Week — like Madjilengar Ngartapdji, a Public Area Attendant who found a guest’s wallet with cash and credit cards while cleaning the lobby, and returned it to the guest. Ngartapdji exemplifies Hilton values, and we’re all proud.
On a Roll. The Housekeeping team at Hilton Salt Lake City Center had fun wrapping managers with toilet paper, without breaking the roll, to make “Mumagers.” It’s harder than it sounds! The exercise helped encourage teamwork as well as laughter, with winners earning gift cards to spend as they please.
The Royal Treatment. The Housekeeping superstars at Hilton Zhengzhou donned royal robes and posed on a throne to enjoy their celebration as the Kings and Queens of Clean. Team Members were treated to massages, gifts, a buffet of fine foods, and a towel-folding competition. Check out these photos of their Housekeeping team decked out for the celebration. All hail Housekeeping!
Polished Perfection. Hardworking hands and feet deserve a treat. The Housekeeping Team at Hilton St. Louis Frontenac were pampered with manicures and pedicures. They were also served breakfast, pizza, and ice cream, and given Recognition Cards and Lotto Tickets, with the winner receiving a Visa Gift Card.
Rolling Out the Red Carpet. Housekeepers make every guest feel like a VIP — so the team at Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque/Downtown University decided to turn the tables and give them celebrity-style treatment for a whole week. They rolled out the red carpet…literally. Here are their Housekeeping Super Stars walking the red carpet at the start of the day. Can we get an autograph?
Treat Your Selfie. Homewood Suites by Hilton North Bay invited its Housekeeping Team to strut their stuff with a selfie station, complete with backdrops and props. Housekeeping staff participated in a coloring contest and word search, creating colorful art. Team Members also received Housekeeping Week snack backpacks with treats to enjoy, and re-energized with a thrive-centric 30-minute Zumba lesson.
One Amazing Housekeeper. Even though the Hilton Reservations & Customer Care Tampa corporate (and virtual) office only employs one Housekeeping Team Member, she comes in every day with a contagious smile and always thinks one step ahead, to make the office truly shine. The office celebrated her with a special award and recognition from the rest of the team. She’s truly a gem.
Smile, You’re On Camera. Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, celebrated International Housekeeping Week in a big way, with a delicious catered luncheon and classic games like musical chairs. The Housekeeping team also posed for lots of photos, with playful props and smiles all around. Thank you all for the hard work you do day to day!
We Are Hospitality. Tru by Hilton York captured fun moments with its Housekeeping Team Members by creating a photobooth featuring a “We Are Hospitality” frame. Team Members also enjoyed donuts and coffee, and participated in competitions, with the opportunity to earn Starbucks gift cards. Events also included a mummy wrap relay race. Winners received gift cards to Starbucks. Cheers!
Here Comes Housekeeping. At La Quinta Resort & Club Waldorf Astoria Resort, Team Members love their Housekeeping staff — and they’re not afraid to show it. Housekeeping Team Members received massages from the spa, tasty treats, and a full-course feast. A highlight of the celebration was a toilet paper wedding dress contest. Tasty treats were provided by accounting, retail, security, front office, sales, and Human Resources. Here’s to Housekeeping!