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Investigators Set Up A Trap To See If Hotels Change Their Sheets During The COVID-19 Pandemic – They All Fail
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Investigators Set Up A Trap To See If Hotels Change Their Sheets During The COVID-19 Pandemic – They All Fail

Something that the coronavirus pandemic has taught us is just how important cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitization are. For our health, for everyone’s safety. Places like hotels should be taking the Covid-19 lockdowns and the cleanliness extra seriously, considering that their business and people’s lives depend on this.

However, far from every hotel is doing things the right way when they reopened, as the crew of the TV show Inside Edition found out. Producers of the show checked into several high-end New York City hotel rooms and used a washable spray to apply logos to the bedsheets, pillows, and bath towels. These logos are only visible under UV light.

Can you guess what happened when the crew checked back in using another name the next day? Yup, they found some of the logos! This would be bad if we were in any regular year like 2019 or 2018. But in 2020, during a full-blown pandemic? It’s horrible.

More info: YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | InsideEdition.com

You can check out Inside Edition’s full video about the situation in some high-end Manhattan hotels right here

Producers also covered commonly touched surfaces like desks, thermostats, and TVs with a washable gel to see if they’d be wiped clean, too.

Inside Edition’s YouTube video got a lot of attention: more than 454k people viewed the five and a half minute clip.

The team used a washable and non-harmful spray to apply logos to bedsheets, pillow, and bath towels. You can only see these logos under UV light!

What makes the situation even worse is that some of these businesses are high-end Manhattan hotels. You would guess that you’re getting cleanliness and top-notch service for the amount of money you’re paying.

Hyatt Place visit

Next Day

Inside Edition’s report found that the Hyatt Place Times Square still had the UV logo visible on the bedsheets and pillowcase. Though the desk had been cleaned and the towel had been replaced, the remote control hadn’t been sanitized.

Hampton Inn visit

Next Day

Meanwhile, at the Hampton Inn Times Square Central, the sheets and a pillowcase weren’t changed; the remote and the thermostat weren’t wiped down.

Trump International Hotel visit

Next Day

Image credits: Inside Edition

Finally, at the Trump International Hotel, the pillowcase wasn’t changed but the sheets and towels were. The Hyatt and Hampton teams were concerned about the findings. Meanwhile, the Trump International Hotel denied Inside Edition’s findings and claimed that they were false.

Here’s how people reacted to the video!

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Leave it to a Trump holding to deny the evidence and say it was faked. Others expressed concern. This has to tell you something.

Oskar vanZandt
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Obviously everything is FAKE to the biggest fraud of all... the only things that he accepts as real and true is whatever benefits him.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. I worked at Marriott years ago. The lady that did the laundry would count the sheets and pillow cases that were thrown down and washed and if it didn't match up with the daily paper we used then the housekeeping manager would go around with us as she checked sheets with a magnifying glass for hairs and crisp sheets. Fired If you lied about changing sheets.

Nikki
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The hotel where I used to work, we always, always changed the sheets/pillow-cases/toweling, the beds had a bottom sheet, top sheet and then the blanket and then another sheet was put on top of the blanket, the blankets were only ever washed when they were visibly dirty, the same with the spare blanket that was stored in the wardrobe, I always and still think that it's disgusting.

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Jo Choto
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is so gross. I can't bear the thought of sleeping on some stranger's used sheets.

banana
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2 years ago

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Leave it to a Trump holding to deny the evidence and say it was faked. Others expressed concern. This has to tell you something.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Obviously everything is FAKE to the biggest fraud of all... the only things that he accepts as real and true is whatever benefits him.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. I worked at Marriott years ago. The lady that did the laundry would count the sheets and pillow cases that were thrown down and washed and if it didn't match up with the daily paper we used then the housekeeping manager would go around with us as she checked sheets with a magnifying glass for hairs and crisp sheets. Fired If you lied about changing sheets.

Nikki
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The hotel where I used to work, we always, always changed the sheets/pillow-cases/toweling, the beds had a bottom sheet, top sheet and then the blanket and then another sheet was put on top of the blanket, the blankets were only ever washed when they were visibly dirty, the same with the spare blanket that was stored in the wardrobe, I always and still think that it's disgusting.

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Jo Choto
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is so gross. I can't bear the thought of sleeping on some stranger's used sheets.

banana
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2 years ago

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