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Other than for aesthetic purposes, and assurance of cleanliness, hotels change sheets frequently and need to keep them fully sanitized for the next set of guests. Therefore, utilizing white sheets, which they can use bleach to clean makes white sheets the ideal choice. Additionally, you can wash everything together, including bathroom supplies. Maybe it’s just …

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Yes, you can drink alcohol and eat most things inside your hotel room. Some hotels already have these items available in your fridge or mini bar, depending on the star level of the hotel. Others let you order from their kitchen, mini-market, or your favorite place on the hotel property. So feel free to bring …

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Hotels charge resort fees, parking, fees, wi-fi fees, amenity fees, and just about any other fee they can think up because they have to make up for previous financial losses.  After coming out of a nearly two year slump due to Covid, and facing the rising pressures of wage increases, food increases, and the looming threat …

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Hotels use a pressing machine or water spray to keep wrinkles from their sheets looking wrinkle-free and appealing. I’m a Marriott Bonvoy type of girl. After all, they have the most comfortable beds in the world, unless you’ve stayed at Sandals European Village and Spa in Jamaica, (which is a story for another time.)  I’ve …

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With a combined 750 miles of coastline, Hawaii has the fourth-longest coast behind California, Alaska, and Florida. Accessing the coast is critical to the cultural, social, and economic life of the islands. Beach state parks are abundant on every island so families can enjoy birthday campouts and have barbeques throughout the year. Does this mean that …

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I love to travel and have stayed in my share of hotels. If you do it enough, eventually there will be a time when you find yourself in a hotel that just isn’t very clean.  One major indicator is the bedspread or comforter on your bed. When you pull back these covers to crawl into a …

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Whether you are staying at a hotel as part of a long vacation, or experience an unexpected wardrobe mishap, having access to hotel laundry services can be a tremendous time-saver. Many hotels offer laundry services, but what doesn’t that mean? The more you understand the process, pricing, and timelines for hotel laundry services, the more …

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I was tired and a bit cranky after the 7.5-hour drive from Philadelphia to Montreal after work. I just wanted to check in and then find a place to eat and have a frosty beer. Unfortunately, due to the inefficiency of hotel check-ins, I had to wait in line for 30 minutes while the only …

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In the hospitality industry, standards for cleanliness as it relates to guest bedding may vary slightly between different establishments, but there are still widely held standards. Even before the pandemic, consumers wanted to know that bedding is laundered frequently. Now, cleanliness is a matter of health and hygiene that is on everyone’s mind. When it …

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A hotel with a high turnover rate must change its mattresses at least every three to five years. However, at the same time, a newer hotel or a budget hotel may get away with changing their mattress every ten years. Of course, the mattress that the hotel purchases depends on its durability, but even the …

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In 1943, back before there were laptops and wireless printers, the hotel lobby was depicted by realist painter Edward Hopper as a casual place to relax and wait. Hopper shared an oil-based snapshot of a common scene that took place in many lobbies across the country, maybe even the world, at that moment in time. A place …

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