HMH COO Ferghal Purcell with Trishna Hundal, executive housekeeper HMH COO Ferghal Purcell with Trishna Hundal, executive housekeeper

Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel, managed by HMH, has invested AED 1.6 million (US $0.44m) in the upgrade and expansion of its laundry facility doubling its daily capacity.

The project was completed in five months including MEP and civil works as well as installation of various machines and equipment. 

The facility will not only cater to in-house guests but will also provide laundry services to other hotels.

Ferghal Purcell, COO of HMH – Hospitality Management Holding, said in a statement: "We are proud to unveil one of the most innovative and technically advanced laundry facilities in Ajman that allows us to be more efficient and competitive.

"It is a very significant project for us as the objective is not solely to manage our own in-house laundry requirements, but to drive incremental revenue streams to the Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel. In times when despite strong occupancies, daily average room rates remain under immense pressure, every opportunity to drive additional income streams must be explored and applied if viable. The doubling of the existing laundry capacity is an example of this opportunity being evaluated and applied."

The current load of the plant varies between 66 to 90 tonnes daily depending upon the hotel’s occupancy.

Purcell added: "We expect the load to be doubled once we start receiving linen from other hotels. In accordance we will also be hiring additional staff to support this growth."

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