PHAN Innovations Day in Sydney 3rd February 2015

PHAN day 1Professional Housekeepers Association NSW will hold an Innovative Products and Innovations Workshop on Tuesday 3rd February at Radisson Blu Hotel, 27 O’Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000 from 5.00pm -7.00pm.

Refreshments will be served on arrival and canapes and cocktails on conclusion.

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UKHA Share Knowledge Day – London UK on 14th January 2015

Share Knowledge day with Committee 3Liz presented a 90 minute session on Project Management at the UK Housekeeper Association Share Knowledge Day held at Jumeirah Carlton Towers in London recently. The 60+ participants undertook a practical exercise in managing a project as part of the presentation. Liz is pictured here with the Committee of UKHA including London President Lorraine Dale

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Swiss Belhotel International wins at Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards 2014/2015

tourist awards  Held at the Ritz Carlton Jakarta hotel on 15 December 2014, Indonesia Travel and Tourism Foundation awarded 55 companies to recognise their contributions in Indonesia’s hospitality and service industry.

Awarded 5 times in a row, Swiss-Belhotel International was recognised as “Indonesia Leading Global Hotel Chain”. L&A are the corporate Housekeepers for Swiss Belhotel International and are proud to be associated with them. Click Here To Read More

Soap Aid in India

soap aid in indiaSoap Aid was started in Australia by Mike Matulik fo Concept Amenities. A way of recycling used soap and distributing it to developing  countries in the region. Here is an excerpt from a recent email update

As some of you are aware I have just returned from a week in India for strategic workshops with our local Soap Aid distribution teams (Rotary) there, meetings with government officials, a media launch, as well as visiting several very poor villages to better understand the communities and conditions we will be targeting with our recycled soap.

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New PHAN Committee for 2015

new committee 2015Following the recent Professional Housekeeper Association of NSW annual general meeting, the new PHAN committee has been announced for 2015.

The office bearers are:

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UK Housekeeping Managers 1 Day Development Programme to be held in Leeds UK on 26th January 2015


This 1 day programme is supported by UKHA and will be held on 26 January, 2015, from 9:00 am – 5.00pm at Double Tree by Hilton Leeds City Centre in Leeds UK.

The programme delivers concrete management skills for Housekeeping Managers  and offers great networking opportunities and a chance to share best practice. Registration is on the L&A website, payment of £167 for the course is payable to the UKHA. Contact Sara Cockram – The course is suitable for Executive Housekeepers, Senior Housekeeping Managers and Rooms Division Professionals

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SEQPHA Christmas Cruise on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast CruiseLiz joined other members of the South East Queensland Professional Housekeepers Association last week for an evening cruise and networking session before everyone gets super busy for the Christmas season. An enjoyable evening was had by all.

PHAN Housekeeping Christmas Dinner and AGM – 4th December

xmas dinner 2014The Professional Housekeepers Association of NSW will hold their AGM and annual Christmas dinner on the same day – 4th December. The AGM will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral on College Street and then the party will move down to Tharens Party Restaurant in Kings Cross.

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Presentation at Hong Kong Hotel Association – international trends and innovationsin Housekeeping

Liz at HKHA 2While she was in Hong Kong recently, Liz took the opportunity to make a presentation at the Hong Kong Hotel Association headquarters to over 40 Housekeeping Managers. The topics on global trends and innovations in Housekeeping included the exclusive use of steam to clean in hospitals in Australia, nanotechnology and liquid glass as used in the MTR in Hong Kong and continuing changes in housekeeping software such as Optii keeper.

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Ecole Hoteliere Alumni Gathering in Hong Kong October 2014

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Claudio Salgado, Felix Bieger, Fritz Sommerau and Yves Thoma celebrate 50 years of HK Ecole Hoteliere alumni

In her role as Stamm lady and president of the Australian chapter of the Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Liz was part of the recent gathering in Hong Kong along with 12 other presidents from the alumni in Asia Pacific region. Two days were spent with reps from the school including the heads of the alumni division. The school has revamped the four-year bachelor program and has now an estimated 25,000 alumni since it first began 121 years ago. Hong Kong also celebrated 50 years since the start of the Hong Kong Stamm with cocktails at the Peninsula Hotel and dinner at Duddles  where one of the founding fathers, Felix Bieger was toasted by us all.