News Investigation Reveals Hotels Not Changing Bedsheets For New Guests!!!!

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    For Sheets' Sake! Multiple Hotels Do Not Change Bedsheets for New Guests, Investigation Reveals
    When staying at a hotel, you expect fresh, clean sheets — but how can you be sure the linens have been changed after the previous guest?

    To find out, Inside Edition's investigative team came up with a simple test. We checked into 9 hotel rooms, and each time sprayed a harmless, washable, fluorescent paint onto the bedsheet using a stencil that says, “I SLEPT HERE.” The paint is invisible to the naked eye, but turn on an ultraviolet light and presto — our “I SLEPT HERE” slogan could be seen glowing bold and bright. Then we checked out, leaving the beds unmade, which should have been clear to any maid they had been slept in.


    Inside Edition then booked the same rooms for the following day and checked in under a new name — as if we were brand new guests.

    At the Candlewood Inn & Suites near Manhattan’s Times Square, we sprayed down our mark. And incredibly, when we returned the next day under a different reservation "I SLEPT HERE" was still on the sheets!

    "This sheet hasn’t been changed. Why weren’t the sheets changed?” INSIDE EDITION reporter Ann Mercogliano asked the hotel manager.

    “Okay, I expect them to be changed every day and that is a policy of our property,” the manager replied. A spokesperson for the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), which owns Candlewood & Suites, said they “take great pride in setting stringent quality standards, which we take very seriously.

    "Any claim that a hotel is not following the standards falls below our expectations. This incident serves as a reminder to all hotels to enforce this important standard.”

    So was it just a simple mistake or is this a dirty little secret in the hotel industry?

    At a La Quinta Inns & Suites location not far from New York City's Central Park, we did our test again, spraying a bedsheet with our message ‘I SLEPT HERE.’

    Would the message still be there when we returned the next day under a new reservation?

    When Mercogliano turned off all the lights in the room, and turned on a UV light to inspect the sheets. Once again, she found the message.

    “Disgusting! These sheets are dirty,” said Mercogliano, who then called for a manager. When he arrived, he brought a maid with him. She claimed she cleaned the sheets but when Mercogliano showed them our “I Slept Here” message glowing in the dark, both apologized.

    “I mean, there are no words for me to say, we expect the housekeepers to change the sheets,” the manager said.

    In a statement to Inside Edition, La Quinta Inns & Suites said: “We strive to provide a positive, consistent guest experience at all of our branded hotels. This includes providing a clean guestroom for every guest. We have reached out to the management team at this franchised location to understand what happened and have addressed the issue."

    At a Residence Inn by Marriott also near Times Square, a hotel rated One Diamond by AAA, Inside Edition did the test once more, but this time sprayed the word “Yuck” on the top bedsheet and “I Slept Here” on the bottom sheet. The pillows were also sprayed with the Inside Edition logo.

    The next day the team discovered that the pillowcases had been changed on the bed, but the same could not be said for the sheets, where “YUCK” and “I SLEPT HERE” were still seen.

    “This is absolutely disgusting,” said Mercogliano.


    At first, the manager didn't want to talk about it.

    "I'm sorry, I’m going to have to ask you to cut the camera," she said. When asked again why the sheets weren’t changed, she said, “We make it a custom to change every check out room sheet. However, I do not know what happened in this situation. I will have to get my general manager."

    "We were concerned to hear of the comments about the cleanliness of one of our guest rooms, as we pride ourselves on the high standards of cleanliness throughout the hotel," Marriott hotels said in a statement.

    "We apologized to the guest who brought this to our attention and take these comments very seriously. We are inspecting the room thoroughly to insure this does not recur.”

    All told, three of the nine hotels Inside Edition tested still had unclean, used sheets.
     
  2. Shivvy

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    It is disgusting ... and with the time-frames that they expect out of housekeepers these days to clean rooms, I'm not surprised. There's no way you can clean all the rooms (or, clean them well) in the time that they give you. :no:
     
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    Of course they're gonna throw the maids under the bus when we all know damn well these companies probably make it impossible for these tasks to get done in the allotted time. They only hire one person to do the job of 2 or 3 to squeeze out more profits. They're not dumb, they know corners are being cut.
     
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    Thrad Globbner. :taffer:
     
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    Apple the cat Moral conscience of the Shed

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    As a courtesy to the next guest, I always make sure to wipe my ass on the sheets and pillowcases, so they're always fresh for them.
     
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    They'd have to burn the sheets after i finished with them.
     
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    I dated a girl who used to always take all the bedsheets off the bed at hotels I guess she was on to something
     
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    Everyone expects late checkouts and early check-ins. When are they going to have time to clean them?
     
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    Fuck that's a nightmare. :scared:
     
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    The standard procedure in one of the hotels I worked at (a chain) was that the maids didn't change the linens on any beds that looked like they hadn't been slept in. A few times it turned out that the previous guest had made the bed after sleeping in it and the sheets were dirty. Of course, they never admitted this to the people who complained.
     
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    Air bnb.
    Put your own fresh sheets on
     
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    This is totally on the heads of management. I feel for the cleaners who have to literally put up with other people's shit. Understaffed, underpaid and never given enough time to do the job properly.
     
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    the pioneer hotel and casino in laughlin is known for bedbugs..beware

    [​IMG]
     
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    People who make $8/hour don't care all that much about keeping their job. Because there is another $8/hour job available and they won't bother checking references. When you rely on super cheap labor you'd better have someone inspecting their work or this is what you'll get.

    If I was manager and a housekeeper was responsible for cleaning 15 rooms with 20 beds total I'd expect to see a cart with 20 sets of sheets and I'd hire someone to count it before it got washed. Even beds that didn't look like they're slept in get remade. I'd do spot-inspections and fire people cutting corners. I'd also pay them $15/hour so they had at least some motivation not to fuck up.

    Here's why the pay matters little in many businesses.

    1. Their biggest cost isn't labor. It's the land and construction costs of the building.
    2. Then it's the utilities and expendable supplies.
    3. Maybe then labor starts to come into play. But corporate overhead, management, and advertising is likely a bigger number.

    If a worker gets a $7/hour pay raise to do the job right, first of all I bet you'd get more productive workers.
    But let's assume you don't. You pay $56/day more for their labor. They're cleaning 15 rooms. That's $3.73/room/night to almost double their pay.

    In the era of trip advisor and other review sites, I bet you'd more than recoup that in the form of more bookings of your $150/night rooms. If you got just one more booking per month, per housekeeper, you'd more than cover the pay increase.

    Higher wages = better employee retention = lower hiring costs = more experienced workers = less time wasted training new staff. The best people would hear about this and you'd have a line of eager employees wanting to work for you.

    People used to understand this. The bean counters with no business school educations (or bad ones) think cost-cutting is the way to success. It's simply a death spiral for a business. It works in the short run, but eventually kills the brand.
     
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    my wife spills a coke on them the second we get there
    and calls for new ones

    two beds? she spills it on both
     
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    ...that's brilliant
     
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    it is
    but I won't admit to it
    I roll my eyes and goof on her when she does it

    but i'm glad she does it

    though I hide in the bathroom out of embarrassment while the maids are there
     
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