This book offers an updated view of the panning, provision and service of accommodation in hotels, hostels, hospitals and similar establishments. It offers a new understanding of the changing role of the housekeeper, which now involves not only a greater knowledge of the technical skills required but also an awareness of management. New materials, equipment and methods have become available and the authors take these into account with reference to changing trade practices. The impact of new technology and the latest health and safety requirements are also considered. This edition will be suitable for students on the City and Guilds 708 Accommodation Services course and 705 General Catering course schemes, FIH (formerly HCIMA) and BTEC courses.