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Concerned with hotel water use? Hotel owners should do everything they can to keep water usage at a minimum, both for the environment and for their bottom line.

Some easy ways to keep your water use in check are to install motion sensors on any restroom sinks, as well as installing low flow shower heads and toilets. In your hotel kitchen, educate your staff about the importance of reducing water consumption. Install foot pedal sinks when possible, and encourage washing only full loads of dishes. In your dining room, consider offering water only by request. In your housekeeping department, ask your staff to only run full loads of laundry. Consider a “linen reuse” program, whereby sheets and towels are not washed automatically after each use. You can see how these approaches will save water, but also save you money in the long-term!

Excess water consumption may be happening outside your building(s) as well. Consider your landscaping. Make sure to only water early in the morning and late in the evening when the sun isn’t at it’s peak. Also, be sure your sprinklers aren’t leaking or broken. Lastly, use mulch to help lock in the moisture around your plantings. These tips should bring down your hotel water use!

 

Are you interested in expanding your brewery? This Q&A with Lakefront Brewery president Russ Klisch will show you the pros and cons of owning a brewery restaurant business.
Breweries & Craft Brewing, Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing, Industry News & Tips, Restaurants

Q&A with Lakefront Brewery: The Pros and Cons of Running a Brewery & Restaurant 

Lakefront Brewery is a thriving and beloved brewery and restaurant at the heart of Milwaukee’s riverfront.

Founded in 1987 by two brothers, Russ and Jim Klisch, this iconic beer establishment has been providing the Milwaukee community with good beer, good food, and even better memories for over 30 years. Interestingly, their ever-popular restaurant, located in the brewery’s beer hall, wasn’t always part of the plan.

We sat down with Russ Klisch, president and co-founder of Lakefront Brewery, and Mike Walker, Lakefront Brewery Front of House Manager to learn more about what it’s like to run a brewery restaurant business, how to create great brews, and the details of Lakefront Brewery’s journey to becoming a treasured Milwaukee staple.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings, Hotels & Hospitality, Industry News & Tips

Tons of Super-Simple Tips for Reducing Hotel Water Usage & Costs

 

You simply can’t afford to keep ignoring your hotel water usage – not just for your profit margin, but also for the environment.

You’ve got a lot more than just rooms to manage. There’s the kitchens, multiple public and in-suite bathroom facilities, pools and hot tubs, laundry, cooling, heating and landscaping. All of these places use incredible amounts of water, and if you don’t understand how quickly those water usage costs can add up, then your hotel could be missing out on some serious money. Learn how to reduce water usage and potentially improve your bottom line in the process.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

How to Reduce Housekeeping and Laundry Expenses

Cutting costs should never mean cutting quality, especially when it comes to housekeeping.

Smart companies seek ways to cut costs across the board. Keeping an eye on overhead is rarely a bad idea. Plenty of costs can sneak up on hotel owners. Food costs, energy costs and staff costs squeeze profit margins daily, even if your hotel runs in tourist seasons. Many hotels big and small are looking into green initiatives to save money and increase guest awareness. Another option is doing the math on housekeeping and laundry expenses. An hour or two with a spreadsheet and a search engine can help owners figure out how to get the most for their money.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

How to Reduce Energy Costs at Your Hotel

The biggest costs might be the most obvious, but the low-cost solutions you can implement might be easy to do.

Many hotel guests look forward a long, hot shower after a day’s activity. They’ll let the steam go for a while and take an extra-long time under the water. It’s relaxing for the guest but it can be frustrating for the owner that’s paying for all that hot water going down the drain. Energy costs are the largest expenditure for hotels next to staff costs. They are also more manageable for those owners that want to know how to reduce energy costs and are willing to implement solutions dedicated to saving a little money.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

Boutique Hotels Go Green

If you’re going to stand out as a boutique hotel, you have to do things differently from your corporate competition.

There’s no reason to be like those other hotels. You know, the big corporate chains that offer a bit less for a bit more? Your boutique hotel offers special amenities that the big guys just don’t provide—namely, an experience that showcases exactly what a boutique hotel is.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

The Landscaping Monster: Lurking Everywhere

This year is your year to keep that Landscaping Monster off your property—for good!

Monsters aren’t real, right? When you’re alone in the basement and the lights suddenly go off, there’s no need to fear something might grab you from behind. That would be illogical. Yet the goosebumps still come, and we find ourselves suddenly more alert. You think, I must get somewhere safe! Who knows what you’ll find in the dark? Or what will find you…

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