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Why Leading Hotels Love Jolt:

Operating a hotel safely and successfully is a complex process, requiring staff in various areas such as the front desk, kitchen, and engineering to work collaboratively toward providing guests with a positive and memorable stay. Jolt offers industry-leading software solutions to support your hotel every step of the way, ensuring customer satisfaction and efficient, productive employees. Administrators can access training modules, checklists, and other aspects of the Jolt software suite in real-time using their mobile devices or laptops, allowing them to track staff progress and send reminders as needed.


Consistency and Efficiency with Hotel SOPs

Service and customer satisfaction remain consistently high when tasks are completed in an orderly and predictable manner, keeping all areas of the hotel clean, safe, and well-organized. It’s essential to keep your establishment’s SOPs updated and regularly accessible by your staff for several reasons:

  • Onboarding and training resource: New and experienced team members can easily look up instructions for performing daily tasks if they are uncertain or have forgotten specific steps.
  • Health inspector visits: Having SOPs readily available during health inspections demonstrates awareness of best practices and adherence to health and safety standards.
  • Eliminating inconsistencies: SOPs ensure that all employees follow the same procedures, preventing confusion and maintaining consistency across the hotel.
  • Performance evaluation: Detailed SOPs make it easy to provide objective and unbiased assessments of employee performance based on the hotel’s standards.

Use Jolt for Hotel SOPs

Hotel Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are documents detailing how tasks necessary for the operation of a hotel should be completed. They serve as a reference for everything that needs to be done in each area of the hotel, including the kitchens, rooms, and common areas. The purpose of hotel SOPs is to ensure that every guest is comfortable, safe, and delighted with their stay. Clear instructions for every aspect of the hotel’s operation allow employees to know what to do and when, enhancing the customer experience.


Creating Hotel Standard Operating Procedures

While countless templates and SOP-building tools are available, the steps toward building useful hotel SOPs are generally the same:

  • Identify all necessary tasks, organizing them by department.
  • Consult top employees in each department for their current task execution methods. For new businesses, research best practices or develop your preferred approach.
  • Implement SOPs on a trial basis, encouraging employee feedback and revising as needed.
  • Finalize SOPs and train all staff thoroughly on their department’s responsibilities.
  • Repeat the previous steps as necessary over time.
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Jolt Checklists and Training: Streamlining Task Management and Completion

Jolt offers software solutions to help your hotel run smoothly, providing effective and thorough training and accountability for all staff members. Jolt lists keep necessary tasks well organized, ensuring efficient management. Jolt’s information library feature serves as a valuable tool for storing and accessing important documentation, such as SOPs, equipment manuals, and training materials, with administrators controlling access.

Hotel standard operating procedures are critical to maintaining consistency, safety, and customer satisfaction in your hotel. By creating, implementing, and continuously updating SOPs, you can ensure that your hotel runs smoothly, and both employees and guests have the best possible experience. Incorporating technology like Jolt can further streamline your operations, making it easier to manage and track the implementation of SOPs throughout your hotel.

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Hotel Kitchen Standard Operating Procedures

Effective hotel kitchen SOPs ensure food and beverages served on your premises are safe, clean, fresh, and delicious.


Hotel Kitchen Standard Operating Procedures

Effective hotel kitchen SOPs ensure food and beverages served on your premises are safe, clean, fresh, and delicious. The kitchen plays a significant role in guest experience, whether your hotel offers room service or on-site restaurants. Well-run kitchens produce better food, and garnering positive mentions in guest reviews.

Hotel kitchen SOPs should include clear instructions in the following areas:

  • Recipes for all dishes and drinks
  • Cleaning and sanitizing dining room and back-of-house areas
  • Customer greeting and seating procedures
  • Room service order protocols
  • Proper workstation and food temperatures and logging
  • Policies for charging food and beverage orders
  • Staff discounts, daily specials, and special requests

Front Office Standard Operating Procedures

Enhance front office confidence and efficiency by thoroughly training them on front-office SOPs


Front Office Standard Operating Procedures

Your front office staff represents your hotel’s public face, and their interactions with guests directly influence perceptions of your hotel’s service quality. Enhance their confidence and efficiency by thoroughly training them on front-office SOPs. Common front office procedures include:

  • Greeting and checking in guests
  • Early check-in and late check-out policies
  • Handling special requests and accommodations
  • Luggage storage and lost item procedures
  • Concierge services
  • Booking transportation and providing directions
  • Billing policies for individuals and company accounts

Emergency Standard Operating Procedures

Emergencies can occur at any time and Jolt can help your staff be prepared to respond calmly and efficiently.


Emergency Standard Operating Procedures: Prioritizing Guest & Employee Safety

In the hospitality industry, ensuring the safety and security of your guests and fellow employees is of the utmost importance. Emergencies can occur at any time, and your staff must be prepared to respond calmly and efficiently. Well-defined emergency SOPs are crucial in equipping your team with the necessary knowledge and guidelines to handle various emergency situations. Your hotel’s emergency SOPs should cover a range of scenarios, as well as any additional emergencies that may be unique to your geographical location.

  • Fire Emergencies: Your emergency SOPs should outline the proper evacuation procedures, the use of fire extinguishers, and the steps to follow in case of a fire alarm. Staff should be trained in identifying potential fire hazards and the importance of regularly inspecting and maintaining fire safety equipment.
  • Flooding: In the event of flooding, your SOPs should cover procedures for securing the affected areas, safeguarding electrical equipment, and coordinating with local authorities for assistance. Staff should also be aware of flood-prone areas in your hotel and how to mitigate potential damage.
  • Active Shooter: Establish clear guidelines on how to respond to an active shooter situation. This may include lockdown procedures, communication protocols, and instructions for staff on how to protect themselves and guests.
  • Natural Disasters: Depending on your location, natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, or hurricanes may pose a threat. Your emergency SOPs should include instructions on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from these events, as well as guidelines for working with local authorities and relief organizations.
  • Medical Emergencies: In the case of a seriously ill, injured, or deceased guest, your SOPs should provide clear instructions on how to respond, including contacting emergency medical services, providing first aid, and offering support to other guests.
  • On-the-job Staff Injuries: Develop guidelines for responding to staff injuries, including the appropriate first-aid measures, reporting procedures, and any necessary follow-up actions.
  • Robbery and Theft: Establish protocols for staff to follow in the event of a robbery or theft, including communication with law enforcement, securing the affected areas, and supporting any guests who may have been impacted.

By creating comprehensive emergency SOPs and regularly training your staff on these guidelines, you can ensure a prompt and effective response to any emergency situation. This proactive approach will not only help protect your guests and employees but also maintain your hotel’s reputation as a safe and secure establishment.

Hotel Cleaning & Maintenance SOPs

Guest comfort relies on clean and well-maintained rooms and common areas which Jolt can help ensure.


Hotel Cleaning & Maintenance SOPs

Guest comfort relies on clean and well-maintained rooms and common areas. Hotel maintenance checklists help employees calmly and effectively address issues such as broken windows, damaged furniture, wall or door damage, electrical outages, and plumbing issues.

Hotel Preventative Maintenance Checklists

Adherence to a preventative maintenance checklist keeps your property in top condition, minimizing visible wear and tear. Effective checklists may include inspections of the building exterior, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems, regular maintenance of machinery and equipment, and cleaning filters on heating systems and laundry room dryers.

The Difference Between Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is proactive, involving routine upkeep to maintain the premises and prevent major problems from occurring. This includes frequent inspections of plumbing, heating, and electrical systems to catch and address minor issues before they escalate. Reactive maintenance, on the other hand, refers to troubleshooting and repairs needed when a problem does develop. Despite the best preventative maintenance efforts, issues will still arise from time to time, making it crucial to have excellent SOPs in place for both maintenance and preventative maintenance.

Hotel Housekeeping Checklists

First impressions are crucial, and hotel housekeeping checklists enable staff to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for guests. Standard housekeeping tasks might include changing towels and linen, replacing complimentary toiletries, cleaning floors, sanitizing bathrooms, cleaning marks on walls and windows, and removing garbage and dirty dishes.

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Key Benefits from Jolt


Automate task assignment, corrective actions, and notifications for overdue and incomplete tasks.


View real-time reports to track critical tasks and review employee, location, and brand performance.


Attach training videos or documents to any task that employees can reference for on-the-spot training.

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· Automated, consistent record keeping & at-a-glance reporting on all locations

· Worry-free compliance with health & safety regulations

· Text and email notifications for overdue, out of range & incomplete tasks

· Integrated just-in-time training

· Including work orders, opening/closing checklists, employee write-up forms & more

· The Jolt Platform includes: Tasks & Checklists, Temperature Logs, Labeling, Employee Scheduling, Forms & Inspections, Information Library, Time & Attendance, Message Blast, Employee Announcements, and Logbook

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