A shocking investigation has revealed how some hotels do not clean their sheets between guests. Inside Edition stayed in nine upmarket hotels in New York and allegedly found three hadn’t changed or washed their bedding before new customers arrived.
– Marriott Residence Inn in Manhattan
– The Candlewood Inn & Suites in Times Square
– La Quinta Inn & Suites near Central Park
At a Marriott Residence Inn in Manhattan, they sprayed a message using invisible paint, that easily comes off in the laundry, on the bottom sheet of the bed.
A shocking investigation has revealed how some hotels do not clean their sheets between guests. Reporters tested whether the sheets used at a Marriott Residnce Inn in Manhattan, New York, with invisible paint. The words stenciled on the bottom of the sheet, that were only visible in UV light read: ‘I slept here’. The guests then made the beds look like they had been slept in. The words which can only be seen under a UV light read: ‘I slept here.’
The production team checked out, leaving the bed looking as though it was slept in. Later on they checked into the same room under a different name, and found the message was still on the bottom sheet. ‘This is absolutely disgusting,’ said Inside Edition’s Ann Mercogliano.
However she said there had been a problem and she was looking into it. The Marriott Corporation apologized and said it takes these issues very seriously. A spokesman for the owners of The Candlewood Inn, the InterContinental Hotels Group, told DailyMail.com: ‘IHG takes 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.’
The Candlewood Inn & Suites in Times Square may have also been guilty of not cleaning their bed sheets, they allegedly found the same thing happened.
Representatives for La Quinta Inn also told DailyMail.com: ‘At La Quinta Inns & Suites, 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.’