Hospitality Industry Leaders Come Together to Discuss Safe Stay Guidelines for Travelers and Hotel Chains
LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2020 (Newswire.com) - PureStar, North America’s leading provider of laundry and linen management services to the hospitality industry, joins the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) to host a webinar July 28, 2020, at 10 a.m. (PST) / 1 p.m. (EST). The webinar entitled “Hospitality Laundry: Remaining Guest Ready in the COVID-19 World” is part of AHLA’s program to increase awareness of its Safe Stay Guidelines for hotel operators.
LAS VEGAS—Alex Dixon, a veteran executive of the hotel-casino industry who also spent some of his career as an analyst for major investment firms, recently joined laundry services company PureStar, headquartered here, as West region president. The company provides a one-stop solution for a full range of outsourced laundry and dry-cleaning services, producing 850 million pounds of clean laundry annually across the U.S., Mexico and the Bahamas, according to Dixon. It consists of a family of independent brands, including Brady Linen, United Laundry Services, Royal Hospitality, AC Linen, Hotelier Linen Services and Five Star Laundry, among others. PureStar serves more than 1,000 client partners ranging from 7,000-key resorts to 200-room boutique hotels, spas, restaurants, fitness centers and private clubs throughout North America.
Because COVID-19 is such a recent phenomenon it’s difficult to weigh factors and build equations to solve the mysteries of how to fight the virus in indoor and outdoor environments. We need more experience with it so we can analyze it better. In the meantime, avoidance of contact is the popular answer. For hotel and lodging housekeeping, this has manifested in the presumption that staff should stay out of guestrooms as much as possible during multi-night stays, an anathema to hospitality.
TRSA, the association for linen, uniform and facility services, recognizes that not all guests want their linens changed daily, especially with the uncertainty about how the virus spreads. But it should be guests’ choice, like “green” initiatives, whether to have their rooms cleaned. It should be a mandated policy to ask them if they prefer standard cleaning services.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Laundry services have been added to the most recent advisory released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as part of the essential critical infrastructure, reports TRSA, the association for linen, uniform and facility services.
LAS VEGAS – March 10, 2020 – PureStar (the “Company”), North America’s foremost provider of laundry services and linen management to the hospitality industry, today announced the appointment of Gail Mandel as Executive Chair of PureStar’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).
Ms. Mandel has more than 25 years of management and financial experience in the hospitality industry. She is currently Managing Director of Focused Point Ventures, LLC, a business advisory and consulting services firm. Previously, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wyndham Destination Network, the world's largest provider of professionally managed, unique vacation accommodations with more than 120,000 properties in over 100 countries. Wyndham Destination Network was a $1.6 billion revenue producing division of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) prior to its June 1, 2018 spin-off transaction. During Ms. Mandel’s four-year tenure as CEO, she helped drive four consecutive years of organic earnings growth while completing more than a dozen tuck-in acquisitions. Ms. Mandel also previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and held other senior finance positions at Wyndham Worldwide, Cendant Corporation and HFS Incorporated.