When Bhubaneswar is doling out hockey vibes and prepping for one of the grandest events of the year, hotels are leaving no stones unturned for housing the teams.
Mayfair Lagoon and Convention are hosting major international teams. England with nineteen rooms, Netherland with twenty rooms, Ireland with sixteen rooms, and Spain with fifteen rooms, are boarding at the beautiful Mayfair Lagoon and Convention. About 70 rooms have been booked for the teams at Mayfair Lagoon and 16 at Mayfair Convention. The CEO of Indian Hockey Committee, Elena Norman will be residing in one of the villa rooms at Mayfair.
England team arrived on 23rd November, Ireland and Netherlands team will arrive on 24th November and Spain will arrive on 25th November.
We looked around and asked about the cleaning procedures, the housekeeping unit has made a checklist or To-Do list before the arrival of the guests. It’s sorted on the priority basis.
The first thing they do is painting the rooms. After the paint job is done, a thorough plumbing inspection is done. Another inspection of electrical wiring is followed by plumbing inspection. After these jobs are done, the room and bathroom are cleaned for the final time.
While we make the beds in the room, we make sure the linen used is fresh and clean. None of the linens used should be stale or dirty as the reputation of the hotel is in line.
When we inquired whether any special request was made by the teams, the Head of Housekeeping department, Mr. Parameswar informed that all the products provided to the teams are FSSAI certified. We are taking extra care towards hygiene, as it is a very important parameter when hosting foreign delegates. All the products provided in the rooms are of international brands.
Mr. Parameswar has been a part of Mayfair for over 12 years. There is a different story to the housekeeping department of Mayfair. Since the CMD is very much focused on tidiness and cleanliness thus housekeeping is always on priority, the HK their best and gives no scope for complaints.
Cleaning and maintenance go hand-in-hand. When we visited the laundry section of Mayfair. The work was going in the maximum speed possible under the hawk eye of Mr. Bijayananda Puhan. Washing, drying, ironing, and folding, all at full pace were done the magical people who look after cleaning of linens and keeping it hygienic.
With inputs from Apurba and photos by Tveshaj