Inside Edition found that three out of nine upmarket hotels in New York do not wash their bed sheets.
An investigation by Inside Edition found that three out of nine upmarket hotels in New York do not wash their bed sheets before giving rooms out to new guests. The investigative team sprayed the words ‘I SLEPT HERE’ on their bed sheets using invisible, washable, florescent paint. After the team checked out, they later checked in to the same room using a different name and turned on their UV lights. If the message was still visible, it means the sheets had not been washed.
Reporters stayed at the Marriot Residence Inn in Manhattan and found that the florescent text was present the day after checking out. A manager at the Marriott apologised and admitted there had been a problem at the hotel and it was being investigated.
The same problem occurred at The Candlewood Inn & Suites in Times Square. The Candlewood Inn’s spokesman said: “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.”
The last hotel to fail to test was La Quinta Inns & Suites near Central Park. When confronted with the “I SLEPT HERE” markings on the bed sheets, the hotel manager confessed: “There’s no words for me to say”.
All hotels that failed the test assured that they take pride in high standards of cleanliness throughout their respective hotels.