Luxury hotels in China under fire aftervideo footage shows staff using the same cloth to wipe bathtubs, toilets andDRINKING glasses
The cleanliness of top hotels in China havebeen called into question after staff at two high-end establishments wereaccused of using the same cloths to wipe toilets and drinking glasses.
Video clips have emerged which showemployees at Binjiang Long Sheraton Hotel and the JW Marriott Hotel in the cityof Hangzhou apparently using one cloth for everything, while cleaning bathroomsfor guests.
News came out after undercover reportersfrom Hangzhou TV station visited both renowned brands – where rooms often costmore than 1,000 yuan (£104) to stay per night – according to the People’s Daily Online.
Hangzhou is the provincial capital ofZhejiang and one of China’s fastest growing cities. It is also a major touristdestination with many choosing to stop at establishments like these.
It follows the recent scandal over allegationsthat a number of the Hangzhou Kuajie Hotel’s cleaners were using bathtowels to wipe down toilets.
Now Hangzhou TV station reporters claim tohave have found that some five star hotels are doing the same.
The video shows cleaning staff using’multipurpose’ towels to wipe down washbasins, bathtubs, toilet as well asglasses.
Chinese media suggested that staff use thesame towel to clean different rooms, leaving guests at risk of using a drinkingglass that has been rubbed ‘clean’ by a towel after it was used to clean othertoilets.
Journalists have since been turning up atvarious hotels across the city and secretly filming the activities of thecleaning staff.
The footage has caused outcry on socialmedia with people united in their repulsion, leaving comments such as ‘That’sdisgusting!’
Professionals from the hotel industry inChina said towels and bedsheets were not allowed to be used for wiping downsurfaces.
They insist cleaning staff use differentcoloured clothes for different areas of the room.
Alisa,Lancashire, 11 hours ago
Yes, I think this is the case in mosthotels around the world….
AlFoster, London, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
Yes, hardly news. My mother warned me aboutthis 40 years ago. Never wash your face in a hotel sink she said. Having grownup now I know why….
Resedit,Manchester, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
Never use the drinking glasses in a hotelroom!