Duluth Housekeepers Compete In Housekeeping Olympics

Local Hotels Show Their Appreciation For Their Housekeepers

DULUTH, Minn. – Housekeeping Appreciation Week is this week, giving local hotels a chance to show their appreciation for their hard workers.  In Duluth, local hotels went head to head at Grandma’s Sports Garden in a housekeeping Olympic-style competition.

This year’s housekeeping Olympics where Canal Park’s Hampton Inn and Comfort Suites, West Duluth’s Comfort Inn and last year’s champs the Canal Park Lodge.

Some of the competitions included the toilet paper toss, bottle flipping and a relay race — all to let off some steam and show some appreciation to those who work behind the scenes.

“The guests expect the rooms to be perfect when they come into the room. It’s the first time it’s ever been used and our housekeepers are the ones that make sure that’s accomplished,” said Jim Paquette, Canal Park Lodge general manager.

The workers that work behind the scenes may not get the recognition they deserve sometimes, but they know their hard work goes a long way to the customers that stay at their hotels.

“It’s the most important thing that I do. I take pride in serving them and make sure they get everything that they want. I love my job.” said Duane Larson, Hampton Inn server.

The Canal Park Lodge was over taken this year by the employees at the Hampton Inn.

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