If this does NOT make you sick:
HOTEL DRINKING GLASSES A HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION
When checking into a hotel room, you expect it to be clean and comfortable. It's a place to relax, watch TV, and have a drink.
You expect that the glasses and coffee mugs are clean before you use them. But is that always the case?
To find out INSIDE EDITION checked into some hotel rooms, set up several hidden cameras and then left dirty glasses all around the room to see if the maids would clean them properly.
At the upscale Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C., less than a mile from the White House, the maid took the dirty glasses and coffee mugs and put them in the sink. She then ran water on them and just rinsed them off. She didn’t even use soap. She then used a dirty towel in the bathroom to wipe the glasses down. The maid then glanced at the glasses a couple of times before putting them away.
After she left INSIDE EDITION inspected them and found one with visible lipstick marks.
In Orlando, where millions of tourists flock every year, INSIDE EDITION visited Walt Disney World’s famous Contemporary Resort.
There, hidden cameras recorded a maid as she properly removed the dirty glasses and replaced them with clean ones. But then she rinsed off dirty coffee mugs and used her hands, without soap, to clean them. She then gave them a once over before putting them away with lipstick still on them.
At the nearby Hilton, also located in the Disney World resort, the housekeeper rinsed glasses with water and once again used no soap. With a towel in hand, the housekeeper appeared to wipe her nose or mouth and then used the same towel to wipe the glass before she put it back on the sink. She then covered the glass with a paper lid.
INSIDE EDITION showed parts of the footage to Dr. Kelly Reynolds, who is a microbiologist at the University of Arizona. She said glasses that aren’t properly cleaned can lead to potentially dangerous diseases. “Hepatitis A, Ecoli, Salmonella, Shigella…All these things can cause diarrhea-type illnesses,” says Dr. Reynolds.
In all, of the 12 hotels INSIDE EDITION visited in Washington D.C., Boston and Orlando, six of them did not properly clean their glasses.
The management of those hotels all told INSIDE EDITION that the cleanliness of their hotels is of the utmost importance…that the glasses should have been removed and sanitized in a commercial dishwasher according to their standards... and that they would initiate additional training to ensure employees follow proper procedures.