Hidden camera exposes horrifically unhygienic housekeeping

Viral video shows horrifically unhygienic housekeeping staff in luxury hotels.

Dodgy hotel hygiene

A video that’s gone viral on social media shows housekeeping staff in five-star luxury hotels throughout China carrying out horrifically unhygienic practices.

Originally posted on Weibo, the video shows shocking footage of staff cleaning sinks and cups with the same sponge used to clean toilets, wiping surfaces with bath towels and using toilet water to clean floors.

The video claims that the staff seen in the footage were from hotels usually held in high esteem, such as the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, and those run by Shangri-La Asia and Hilton Worldwide – among others.

The video has had 29 million views, and has forced luxury hotel operators, including Marriott and Hilton, to apologise and promise further investigation of these unhygienic practices.

As reported by TravelTalk, China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism also issued a statement, saying that “all levels of cultural and tourism authorities should draw inferences and give high priority to the supervision of tourism service quality”.

Would this prevent you from booking accommodation at any of these hotels outside of China? Are you confident these practices are limited to China?



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    24th Nov 2018
    My grandmother always carried a bottle of bleach in her shopping bag in case she needed the public toilet! I always clean any hotel bathroom / kitchenette properly before I use it.
    24th Nov 2018
    Chinas is getting worse and worse in every sense we look at it!
    Here we see they are dirty and unhygienic, fakers, adulterating products (like honey), thieves (for money gains purposes) often using people for their organs for transplant, opportunists of every kind and invaders of other countries. They do not seem to have any human rights legislation, they use human waste for fertilizer, employ people for minimum wages, have no work ethics, import and export anything without lawful rights and treat everyone rudely unless it is of some benefit o them. They try to take over anyone or any economy, as they are so overpopulated that they are coming out at the seams and unless the Australian nation takes notice, they will be overcome by those people and in a few years Australia will be more asiatic than Asia.

    25th Nov 2018
    Rewash the glasses and cups in your room before using and I bring a disinfectant spray for the remote, knobs, phone etc...
    26th Jan 2020
    I vitnesed wiping cups with used towel I do rinse cups before using

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