But it turns out that below the surface – in staff areas or after guests have gone to bed – things aren’t as crisp as they seem.
This is according to hotel employees who leaked secrets online after a Reddit user asked, “People who work in 5 star hotels: what kind of shit is going on that direction doesn’t want people to know? “
The post quickly went viral, racking up over 12,000 responses – and let’s just say we’ll never treat hotels the same.
Here are some of the more revealing answers:
“A famous teenage celebrity left a room full of needles and drug accessories for the household to clean up.”
“Never trust glasses in bedrooms. [Cleaneres] are so stretched in time that they will clean the glasses with the same rags they clean the bathroom. After all, their goal is to make the room clean. i worked like [room attendant] in a five diamond for years and more than a year has passed in which we have not received a delivery of clean glass. We did not have a dishwasher in the room so the management was complicit. It was in a five diamond, one of the best resorts in the world. Never trust glass in hotel rooms. “
“I worked at a Ritz a few years ago … The kitchen staff had a few people with drug issues and had to be sent home several times because of it. During my stay there, j saw two servers get fired for embezzlement. … Staff parties were WILD to say the least. “
“Bed bugs. Every hotel, from run down motels to 5 star resorts, has dealt with bed bugs.”
“We weren’t allowed to greet celebrities by name because they wanted to remain anonymous, so we used their pseudonyms that day. Some were greeted by prostitutes or ‘escorts’ who were always super nice to everyone. . A regular would rent a room for a day, once a month, and earn US $ 30-40,000 that day from your customers. Celebrities, businessmen, you call him. Crazy. ”
“I worked in room service at a fancy luxury hotel while I was in college. It’s really not as exciting as others say. Everything has to be perfect at all times. has a lot of pressure to make everything perfect. It can be exhausting. Shit happens, but it’s mostly drugs or prostitution. Most of the time it’s quiet and no one knows it’s going on until what we were going to clean their rooms. “
“The biggest cash bill I have ever seen was around $ 2 million for a client who rented an entire floor of suites for three weeks and then paid quickly by wire transfer.”
“Dead people. There is a reasonable chance that someone died in your bed. Obviously this varies depending on the type of hotel and its clientele, but some places cause you deaths every week (not just the hotel). be dangerous but unfit older people overwork). One where I worked, maybe 40 percent of the beds were dead. “
“The household pays the price. I’ve seen them take bags of used sex toys, remove used condoms from every surface, and rub shit – real human shit (presumably) – in places where there’s no reason for human shit. that is . The worst part, though, was the couple who wanted to give birth at home but not, you know, at home. We had to face this dangerous situation. “
“When we see ‘Instagram Influencer’ on your booking, we roll our eyes.”