Not that I'm in a huge hurry to touch anything in my hotel room, but one thing that drove me crazy about this peice of "journalism" (funny thing is I saw it watching the local news at three different hotels in three states withing the past few months) is that they don't clarify at what part of the guest's stay the video was shot at. Presumably, this video was shot in the middle of a "stay" rather than at check-out ("Excuse me, I just checked out of room 314, and I think I left my hidden camera behind, can someone let me into the room to I get it?"). It's a fact of life that rooms aren't cleaned as thoroughly for a guest holding over as they are for guests checking out.
I would hope (and yeah, there's a good chance I'm beeing optimistic here) that the glasses are exchanged on check-out. I have seen small stacks of glasses on maids carts.
[Funny thing is first -- and only -- time I've used a glass in a hotel room was after I saw this story the first time.
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And would you believe that alot of hotels do not actually change your sheets every time housekeeping comes in, your sheets can be on the bed up to a WEEK depending on how 'bad' they look! Makes you all warm inside to realize that 3-4 people might have been there before you doesn't it
I would be shocked and somewhat appalled by the environmental impact if a fresh set of sheets were put on the bed every day. For example Hampton Inn's brand standards call for a fresh set of sheets to be put on the bed when a guest checks out, after 4 consecutive days of the same guest in the same room, or if there is coffee/lipstick/other visible dirt. I know the upper end brands change sheets more frequently.
(It's also worth noting Hampton's Brand Standards prohibit glass or ceramic cups in the room and require pre-bagged plastic and styrofoam cups -- I have a feeling the other brands in the Hilton family are reluctant to implement something that has teh potential to feel 'cheap')
(So far with 68 hotel room nights in 2007, with 62 of them in Hilton family hotels [Hampton, Embassy, Double Tree, Homewood, and Hilton)
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