The purpose is to identify responsibility of owners and operators for maintenance of assets, fixtures and fittings, to identify maintenance management strategies adopted for the efficient operation of hotels and to find out difficulties faced by operators in implementing these strategies.
Four interviews provided supplementary data for the main data collection phase involving administration of 64 questionnaires to hotel operators and maintenance managers.
The hotel owner and operator have individual and joint responsibility for asset maintenance. Outsourcing is a maintenance strategy used to minimise operating costs, an important factor that guides this decision is time constraint required to deliver work. In house maintenance it is also influenced by the strategic value of the service and the availability of the resource in the market. In maintenance practice an important challenge is maintaining energy efficiency because of the increasing electronic equipment and high volume of lights.
Author: Aryee, Susan