HOUSEKEEPING is one of many important attractions for the tourism industry so when International Housekeepers Week came up last week, Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji could not resist a timely celebration thanking staff in the area of hospitality.
Resort public relations manager Una Murray said Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji joined its sister properties throughout the world in celebrating and recognising the contribution of housekeeping staff.
"An essential and very important part of any hotel or resort is housekeeping, particularly housekeepers. They take pride in keeping our hotels clean, fresh and safe on a daily basis, striving to provide a healthy environment for guests and co-workers," she said.
"Housekeepers are the heart of the resort. They leave thank you notes for our guests, share home-grown fruits and vegetables and even offer local gifts when a guest departs.
"It is this kind and thoughtful gestures that make a guest's stay a memorable experience. The housekeeping operation in a resort is generally one of the largest departments and looks after the general cleanliness of all guest rooms, public and staff areas as well as in-house laundry services."
She said the resort organised a morning tea event for housekeeping staff with a specially-made cake to add to the occasion. Appreciation certificates were also handed out by general manager Peter Hopgood and executive assistant manager Russell Blaik.