||Customer Satisfaction with Luxury Hotel in Bangkok: The Influence of Housekeeping Services Quality
||Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the service quality, to represent what factors of housekeeping-service quality make the greatest contribution to customer satisfaction in housekeeping services of luxury hotels in Bangkok. The items of these four dimensions were adapted and reworded based on the LQI model for investigating the specific context.Design/methodology/approach – Data are collected from 200 Thai and foreign respondents who stayed in the luxury hotel located at CBD of Bangkok within six months. The housekeeping-service quality was measured using four LQI dimensions of Tangibility, Reliability, Responsiveness and Communication as a predictor toward customer satisfaction. Hypothesizing these four dimensions has direct effect on the customer satisfaction in housekeeping services. Data are examined by using exploratory factor analysis and multiple regression analysis.Findings – The resulted indicated that two out of four original constructs had direct effects on customer satisfaction. However, this study found two new constructs, which are Understanding and Competency that had direct effect on customer satisfaction. The final model consisted of four constructs, namely Reliability, Responsiveness, Understanding, and Competency which had an influence on customer satisfaction directly. The final model has relatively good explanatory power with R2 = 40.6%. The Competency was the most significant in the final model.Implications – The hotel managers of luxury class hotels should recognize the important of “Competency” and “Understanding” in performing the housekeeping services in order to enhance customer satisfaction by training the housekeeping to work efficiently and have friendly manner and effort to anticipating customer’s need.Originality/value – This study particularly identified the important factors of housekeeping-services quality, which helped the hotelier to improve the housekeeping services in the right point, thus this helps minimizing cost and time investment. This paper is one of rare study that attentively focused on the context of housekeeping services that has not been developed or operationalized.
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||Housekeeping, Luxury hotel, Lodging quality index, Customer satisfaction, Hotel service quality
Kawachart, Pitinan (2013).
Customer Satisfaction with Luxury Hotel in Bangkok: The Influence of Housekeeping Services Quality. 20th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Vienna, Austria,