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      New EI Video Focuses Attention on Preventive Maintenance

      Orlando, Florida, September 2009 - Hotel guests expect a room in perfect working order. Preventive Guestroom Maintenance, a new video training program from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI), shows new maintenance employees the basics of keeping guestrooms functioning to the high standards guests demand.

      This 33-minute program features the latest, updated techniques and strategies for handling guestroom inspections and repairs in contemporary hotels. Viewers will learn about common inspection items, including doors and locks, sprinklers, Internet connections, HVAC units, drapes and windows, bathroom fixtures, and mini-bars. The program also covers an overview of several basic repairs, including shower heads, ceilings, faucet leaks and drips, caulk and grout replacement, damaged carpet, and damaged wallpaper or drywall.

      A PDF companion guide included on the DVD features a full guestroom inspection checklist, descriptions of all repair procedures presented in the video, discussion questions and training activities.

      Introductory pricing for Preventive Guestroom Maintenance is $79.95 for AH&LA members (regularly $179.95) and $99.95 for nonmembers (regularly $224.95). Reference offer code PVMNV when ordering. Offer expires December 31, 2009. For more information or to order, call 800-752-4567 or 517-372-8800, or visit www.ahlei.org/preventive. Outside the U.S. and Canada, please call 407-999-8100.

      About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
      Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

      Elizabeth Johnson - ejohnson@ahla.com