Hospitality

Le Friquet Hotel

Guernsey Hotel Expands Laundry with Dryer from WashCo

The Le Friquet Hotel is set in the heart of the beautiful Guernsey countryside. It has 36 rooms, all with en suite facilities, plus a self contained two bedroom lodge in the gardens. It also has a heated outdoor swimming pool and a very popular top quality restaurant featuring much of the local seafood.

All the hotel laundry is done on site including bedding, towels, napkins and kitchen items. The existing hotel laundry equipment included three washers and one gas tumble dryer, but recently James Speers, the general manager, decided to increase the drying capacity. Following a recommendation from a local company he contacted WashCo and bought a Huebsch 16kg capacity electric dryer.

“We are open all year round, although our peak period is from April to the end of September”, James told us. We wanted a second dryer, and decided to opt for an electrically powered one to take advantage of the annual variations in electricity prices on the island”. The commercial laundry is operated by the head housekeeper and three additional housekeeping staff.

“WashCo were very easy to deal with,” James said.  “Everything went smoothly including the shipment from Portsmouth and we are very pleased with the new dryer which is working well.”

Everything went smoothly including the shipment from Portsmouth and we are very pleased