I-PHA launches ‘Gen X Housekeepers’ initiative

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I–Professional Housekeepers Association (IPHA) India has announced the launch of ‘Gen X Housekeepers – Breaking Boundaries’. This initiative has been designed to create a platform for budding housekeepers to communicate and share ideas and programs. The IPHA committee will focus upon educating hotel management students about the traits that housekeepers ought to have and they can effectively work towards creating a difference in the hospitality industry.

The initiative was unveiled on 17th May, 2017 at Country Inn and Suites, Gurugram in the presence of leading housekeeping professionals. The Gen X programme is a joint venture of IPHA founders; Sonia Mital, executive housekeeper of Ramada Mumbai, Vaishali Sinha, housekeeping director of Melhua The Fern Mumbai along with Ayush Agarwal, corporate housekeeper of OYO Townhouse & Flagship and Shail Gupta, a housekeeping consultant.

Gen X will aim to work in partnership with the fraternity, society, business and government, to strive for excellence in meeting the needs of the growing hospitality sector, through the provision of new technology, recreational, environmental, cultural, constructive and welfare programs. It will provide a platform to innovate, create, share and implement new ideas, process, product and talent pool for inclusive access to fraternity whilst promoting cross cultural understanding.

The objectives of Gen X housekeepers will be to exchange of information and ideas, organise networking and training events, create resource sharing opportunities, coordinate trade visits to facilitate global connections and promote transparency in sourcing and environmental friendly work practices. They will also work towards encouraging students to consider a career in housekeeping and conduct CSR programmes.

The Gen X programme is open to housekeepers under 40 years of age, laundry managers, faculty members of hotel management colleges and facility managers

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