You never know how well hotels have been cleaned after guests checked out and you show up for your stay.
Were the bed sheets changed, was the toilet seat wiped down properly? How about the the cups & utensils , were they washed or replaced with clean ones?
14 hotels in China are being inspected by the authorities due to hidden camera recordings of cleaning crews using dirty towels to clean cups and glasses.
Some of the hotels caught on film included big international brands like Marriott and Waldorf Astoria.
The Chinese Tourism Ministry initiated the investigations by asking authorities in Beijing, Shanghai and three other provinces to investigate the hotels who appeared in the videos. To date, some of the hotels, including a Sheraton and Waldorf have apologized.
USA Today reports that the video “shows workers cleaning bathrooms. In several clips, they can be seen wiping down sinks, coffee cups and glasses with the same used towel. One wipes a glass with the bottom edge of her cleaning uniform.”
(If interested, you can check out the video here.)
The video was posted on Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter by “an activist blogger who uses the pseudonym “Huazong”. He says that this has been a problem going on for a long time.
I can’t say that this comes as a surprise. My guess is that many of us often wonder how well the hotel rooms we stay in have been cleaned. For example, I know that we never use the glasses provided in a hotel room unless we wash them ourself. Do you?
Find out more from USA Today here.