Housekeeping is the maintenance of a clean environment, usually in a house, but it also applies to industrial, commercial, and institutional settings. Management of a housekeeping operation entails scheduling staff, deliveries, services and maintenace , budget analysis, cost-controls and compliance with regulations. A well-run housekeeping department is integral to the success of any lodging operation. The book offers future industry professionals the tools they need to be competitive in this new era-the skills to manage resources, administer assets, and manage all of the technical operations of a busy housekeeping department. It demonstrates clearly how theoretical concepts apply to real-life situations.