I'd like to know if there is a rule of thumb applied in hotels for having the most efficient number of security guards on duty? This would be 0600 hrs-2200 hrs, and in a resort hotel. The property is family oriented with 600 rooms, and at any one time, there are likely not more than 15% of the rooms being occupied by business travelers. I'm assuming full occupancy, at the height of the "busy season."
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06-05-2012, 07:57 AM #1Junior Member
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Rule of thumb for hotel security coverage
06-05-2012, 08:50 AM #2
In Montreal I only know of a handful of downtown hotels that still have daytime security. Most have it from 23h00 to 07h00. Mine has it from 19h00 to 07h00. We used to be 24 hours a day until the recession started.
None of the hotels by the airport have or have ever had 24 hour a day security.
Most, hotels here, even a large one like mine (500 rooms) only have 1 Officer on duty.I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
06-05-2012, 08:54 AM #3
My hotels have been branded under the flag of 2 of the largest hotel companies. Both of them leave it up to the individual hotels to have a formal security department or not. When we were a Four Points by Sheraton, Starwood (the parent company) has a rule that there had to be security on duty 24 hours a day OR a staff member trained in security. Problem was they never enforced their rule.I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
06-05-2012, 11:35 AM #4
I suggest contacting this group:
06-05-2012, 10:51 PM #5
What I've seen as a standard in my area would be about 1 officer per 300 rooms per shift. That would be for a standard hotel with your average lobby bar, and restaurant. We also have properties in my area whose bars are the main attraction, They have to staff a little differently. What I've seen at my property (650+ rooms) when we are at 100% is that 1 officer MAY be able to handle it if they must, but I guarantee you will have 1 worn out officer at the end of the shift.“The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.”