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Trump Hotel Among List Of NYC Hotels Found To Not Clean Rooms Between Guests
If this news doesn’t make your stomach turn, we don’t know what will.
Popular investigation show, Inside Edition, recently conducted a secret study in several New York City hotels to see how serious they were taking cleaning and sanitation measures during the pandemic.
Show producers checked into several hotels including Trump International, Hyatt Place Times Square, and Hampton Inn Times Square Central. Once checked in, they applied the Inside Edition logo to sheets and pillows using a harmless, washable spray. The logo was only detectable by IV light and only disappeared after washing. They did the same to other high contact areas in the rooms including remote controls, light switches, and bath towels.
Producers rearranged the bedding to look like someone had slept there, checked out of the rooms, and re-checked in under new names. They requested the same rooms to see if the bedding had in fact been changed and other surfaces had been cleaned.
What they found was shocking.
In both the Hyatt and Hampton Inn, the UV light clearly picked up the logo that had been sprayed on sheets and pillows. When confronted with the findings, management at both properties stated that it couldn’t possibly be true and that the cleaning staff takes extra precautions to properly clean and disinfect each room between guests.
At the Trump International, a hotel with a $600 per night price tag, producers found that sheets and bath towels had been changed, but pillowcases had not.
The hotel later issued the following statement on the findings:
“Following an internal review, we have concluded that the claims made by Inside Edition are categorically false. Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is one of the premier luxury hotels anywhere in the world and has received countless accolades, including the Forbes Five-Star award for the past 13 years, for its consistently impeccable service.”
Although this investigation was conducted on a small number of hotels, it is safe to assume that several others may be doing the same.
Be safe out there fam.