OS&E is a common initialism used in the hotel industry for Operating Supplies and Equipment. OS&E refers to an enormous range of items that a hotel will need to operate. OS&E does not include items like stoves or washing machines or any major items that require installation. Examples of OS&E are as follows:

  • Dishware
  • Cutlery
  • Trashcans
  • Trays
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Staff uniforms
  • Office supplies
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Luggage carts
  • Vacuums
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