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Disturbing Hotel Cleaning Caught on Video
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Housekeepers in 14 hotels in China were caught on video using a towel or sponge to clean multiple surfaces, including toilets, showers, and glassware. Hotels included W Hotel Beijing, Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun, Hilton Beijing, Beijing JW Marriott Hotel, Peninsula Beijing, and Shangri-La Hotel Beijing.

 

 

So far, five of the hotels have issued statements. The Peninsula wrote, “The hotel will still take measures to strengthen the implementation of the standard procedures for room service staff to ensure all aspects meet the established standards of the Peninsula.” Park Hyatt in Beijing referred to the situation as an isolated occurrence.WechatIMG126.jpeg

 

China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism ordered hotels to review their practices and called for an investigation.

 

 

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  • What oversight should hotels have for room cleaning?
  • Analyze Park Hyatt's message: audience, communication objectives, writing style, and so on. How well does the company address the situation?
  • This isn’t the first time such as report has become public about luxury hotels. Do you think these cases are isolated, as the Park Hyatt claims, or systemic?

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