Oxford University Press India (OUPI) is set to launch the fourth edition of its bestseller “Hotel Housekeeping: Operations and Management.” The soft launch of the book is scheduled on May 27th at the Taj Bangalore during the 5th National Housekeepers convention and 8th PHA (Professional Housekeepers’ Association) anniversary celebration.
Co-authored by G. Raghubalan and Smritee Raghubalan, “Hotel Housekeeping: Operations and Management” has been widely regarded as a key resource for housekeepers in the hospitality industry. Since its first edition in 2005, the book has been a bestseller for Oxford University Press and has sold over 1.7 Lakh copies. The new edition is thoroughly revised and updated, covering a wide range of contemporary themes related to housekeeping, including the latest standard operating procedures (SOPs), formats, exhibits, and case studies. It also pays special attention to Infection Prevention and Control Protocols for COVID-19. The book explores emerging trends such as nanotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and software.
The book which covers the NCHMCT syllabus delves into various aspects of housekeeping, such as the role of housekeeping in hospitality operations, caring for and cleaning different surfaces, room layout and guest supplies, area cleaning, routine systems and records, pest and odour control, uniforms, laundry, flower arrangement, interior decoration, indoor plants, lighting, and contract services. The book is designed for students of undergraduate and diploma courses in hotel management, certificate courses in housekeeping, and postgraduate courses in accommodation operations. Its practice-oriented approach makes it useful for housekeeping professionals and students of home science.