washbnb has partnered with The Dubbel Dutch Hotel in Milwaukee [Credit: Dubbel Dutch Hotel]

washbnb and The Dubbel Dutch Hotel announce partnership

US: Short-term rental linen and laundry solution service, washbnb, has announced an exclusive partnership with The Dubbel Dutch, a 17-room, downtown Milwaukee hotel, which is scheduled to open in July.

As the sole linen and laundry service provider for the new boutique hotel, which occupies the Charles A. Koeffler, Jr. House, washbnb says it will provide “luxury, sustainably sourced bed and bath linens and streamlined laundry services” at its new laundry facility in Milwaukee.

Launched in February 2020 by Daniel Cruz, Brian Mandelin and Cat Simpson, washbnb claims to alleviate an “under-recognised industry woe” for short-term rental hosts and small hotels: linen ownership and high volumes of laundry.

The service works to ensure that sheets, towels and other linen items are cleaned according to the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines and operates on a per-reservation, standardised system. In doing so, it aims to provide both a positive experience for guests and a stress-free one for The Dubbel Dutch management and other hospitality partners.

washbnb CEO and co-founder, Daniel Cruz, said: “As a longtime rental property host myself, I am well aware of the challenges around providing quality eco-conscious linens, as well as cleaning those items in time for the next guest, particularly when you don’t have laundry facilities on site. washbnb is the solution that elevates the guest experience – and creates an efficient, stress-free experience for rental hosts and hotel properties.

“We’re beyond thrilled to partner with this incredible new property in our hometown and begin transforming the hospitality and rental place where it matters most: guest and manager experience,” he added.

washbnb supplies bed and bath linen products, selected according to their luxury feel, softness, durability and sustainability. In partnership with the company, The Dubbel Dutch will offer Resuinsa linens, a luxury hospitality linen manufacturer which holds the highest certification of OEKO-TEX STeP, the international standard for sustainable textile production.

The Dubbel Dutch Hotel house manager and head of partnerships and events, Anne Koller, said: “We recognise the challenges in opening a hotel during a pandemic, but we have a unique opportunity with washbnb to go beyond just supporting local artists and business and actually co-creating partnerships that evolve everyone involved.

“This collaboration is an example of how innovation, flexibility and a healthy dose of risk and faith can lead to incredible partnerships and ultimately disrupt industry standards to create new ways of doing business,” he added.

Cruz said: “As bookings start to pick up again, we are seeing a simultaneous need for transparency and standardisation in cleaning protocols in the hospitality and rental industry. This partnership with The Dubbel Dutch is launching when it’s needed the most.”

The company will provide services to The Dubbel Dutch, as well as other local hotels, short-term rental hosts, hostels and other hospitality providers in the Milwaukee area.

washbnb is a sister company to washhero, established by the same founders, which provides safe wash-and-fold services, especially to the elderly and immunocompromised who are unable to leave their homes during the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information on washbnb, visit the company website here.

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