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Even 5-star hotel rooms are not clean?! 8 tips to avoid hotel hygiene horrors

In most hotels, a housekeeper only has 30 – 40 minutes to clean a checkout room, where the linens must be changed and straightened; the bathtub, toilet, and sinks must be cleaned and sanitized; the floor must be mopped, and the carpet must be vacuumed. While every traveler wants to stay in a clean hotel room, the fact is not all hotel rooms are cleaned thoroughly.
How dirty can a hotel room be?
According to a Time Magazine report, 81% of hotel room surfaces being sampled had some fecal bacteria. Many come from other travelers’ germs, mostly because not every spot in a hotel room will get sanitized every time when a guest checks out. The direst places or spots in a hotel room include:
Light switches, TV or any types of remote controls, toilets (including the flush handle, toilet paper dispenser, and the wall/floor around a toilet), bathroom sinks, telephone, keyboard, hairdryer, carpeting, and bedspread.
Other items, such as drinking glasses, coffee machines, or kettles, may also cover …

Trends revealed at the HX: The Hotel Experience 2018 and BD | NY: A Boutique Design Trade Fair

Over the Veterans Day weekend, I attended the HX: The Hotel Experience 2018 and the BD | NY: A Boutique Design Trade Fair with a group of students from the Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona at the Javits Center in New York City. Also known as the “ihrms Hotel Show,” the HX: The Hotel Experience 2018 is often perceived as the largest hospitality trade show in North America.
What did the HX: The Hotel Experience 2018 entail?
There were four components in the trade show, including HX: The Marketplace, HX: The Conference, Boutique Design New York (#BDNY), and the STR Market Study Competition. Attendees of the HX Marketplace or Conference also had access to BDNY, one strategy that helps trade shows attract more participants.
1.HX: The Marketplace – there were more than 300 exhibitors in this part of the trade show, a place where buyers and sellers met. The exhibition hall also featured three designated areas for 30+ education sections under three areas of HX: Onst…