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HOSP 1370 - Accommodations: Accommodations II Term Project

Term Project

Accommodations 2 Housekeeping Assignment


Research a local hotel housekeeping department that is incorporating green sustainable housekeeping into their operations. Talk about the hotel and how they are going green.  

·             Books (subject heading: Hotel housekeeping):

o       High performance hospitality : sustainable hotel case studies / by Michele L. Diener, Amisha Parekh, Jaclyn Pitera. TD 195 H67 D54 2008

o       The professional housekeeper / Madelin Schneider, Georgina Tucker, Mary Scoviak. TX 928 S33 1999 (includes a chapter on “new trends” including environmental practices)

·             British Columbia business-to-business sales & marketing directory. HF 5072 B7 B75 [to find local hotels]

·    Articles from Lodging Hospitality about green housekeeping.

·    Green Lodging News

·    “Green” Hotels Association (American)

·    Hotel Association of Canada – Green Key Program

·    Tourism Vancouver Green Hotels page


Topic of your choice: housekeeping related. Think about topics from the course. You should seek out a local hotel to base your research on or find examples of articles online.

·             Books in VCC Library catalogue:

o       Subject heading: Hotel housekeeping

o       Subject heading: Hotel management + Your topic

o       Subject heading: Hotels + Your topic

·             British Columbia business-to-business sales & marketing directory. HF 5072 B7 B75 [to find local hotels]


If you do not have a local hotel included in your research you must reference at least one article.


Conducting Research: Use the library

Magazines:  Executive housekeeping Today, Hotelier magazine, Western Hotelier

o       Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

o       Executive Housekeeping Today

o       Hotel Management

o       Hotelier

o       Innfocus

o       Lodging

o       Lodging Hospitality, also online:

o       Western Hotelier

Article databases:

o       Hospitality and Tourism Complete

o       Business Source Premier

o       Canadian Newsstand

o       Academic Search Premier

Make contact with a Housekeeping department of a hotel.  


1.       Maximum 4 pages written- no title page, no table of contents, no pictures

2.       Double spaced

3.       Font size 12

4.       Font choices: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman

5.       References using APA format(see links below):





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