We all know those hotels – the ones with the leaking faucet, the groaning A/C that never quite cools the room, or the scary ceiling mold. We’ve either been unfortunate enough to wind up in one, or we’ve read a bad review and stayed far away. No building engineer wants to put this kind of face forward, but it can be tough to stay consistently on top of preventive maintenance. New problems seem to hit you almost every day, and budgets are never unlimited.
Topics: Hospitality, Capital Planning, Retail ADA Requirements, Hotel, planned capital programs, ADA Compliance, ADA Assessments, ADA Consulting, capital projects, facility condition assessments, FCA, capital plan, capital improvement plan, preventive maintenance, building engineer
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Hotel Facility Management: 3 Headaches…And Some Relief
It goes by many names: Facilities Manager, Real Estate Strategic Manager, Facilities System Specialist, Properties Coordinator, Director of Construction. I could go on. Despite the different titles, the essence of the job is the same—to oversee and maintain existing assets, assuring the hotel building(s) and its systems work together perfectly for both guests and employees. It’s a huge job whose complexities could have anyone reaching for the Excedrin.
Here, we discuss three common problems FM’s are facing today and offer some remedies that draw not upon the power of acetaminophen, but technology.
The Risks Outweigh the Cost Savings
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 50 million Americans have disabilities, many of whom need special accommodations when shopping and lodging. The federal government isn’t leaving it to retailers, hotels, and shopping centers to decide what to do. There’s some pretty extensive and complex legislation to ensure the special needs of disabled citizens are met, and lately the Department of Justice and opportunistic third parties are keeping very close eyes on which companies and brands are complying. Want to retain your stellar public image? Keen to minimize or avoid costly lawsuits? Committed to corporate compliance? These are all great questions, and if you answered “yes” to one or more of them, keep reading!
But if you happen to own or operate that public swimming pool, beware. There is danger lurking in the depths.