Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective: Insider Tips on Getting the Best Value, Service, and Security in Accommodations from Bed-and-Breakfasts to Five-Star Resorts
Found the article here. So now hotels have a secret or actually an Internal management info or tips on how we behave when traveling at some of the hotels. I take some of the article that I like:
-Rooms are more expensive in the morning:
The best time of the day to make a reservation by phone is right after 6pm. This is when hotels wipe out all the no-show reservations that were unsecured by a credit card. They then offer these rooms at bargain rates. Note: In high-occupancy cities like New York or San Francisco, the deadline is 4pm.
Yeah, if you try walk in into hotel late in the evening in searching for lowest rate, the hotel easily can negotiate with you rather than morning gesture that does not favor you.
-Hotel rooms are infested with germs.
Certain items in hotel rooms never get cleaned. The biggest trouble spots include the TV remote control, telephone, and clock radio. Travel with a package of antibacterial wipes, and clean these items when you arrive.
Also, while reputable hotels provide fresh lines, bedspreads might be cleaned only once every few months. Remove them from the beds when you check in. Ask for clean blankets as soon as you arrive.
Is it true? It can be true because who knows how they clean it. Anyway it is not you home. So at least bring the anti bacterial spray.
Other story about hotel, Yesterday on 26, 10 hotels in Malaysia now hold Green Award status. Never heard of the award? Yes me too. Not an award for practicing vegetarian but an awards for utilizing products that help to protect the environment. You know like not using plastic bag, bio degradable soap and greenery. News from the star:
By ANN TAN email@example.com
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Five hotels in Malaysia have been chosen as the new recipients of the ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2010, bringing the total number of such hotels in the country to 10.
The five hotels are The Andaman Langkawi in Kedah, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa in Kota Kinabalu, Mines Wellness Hotel in Selangor, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort in Tuaran and Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.
The ASEAN Green Hotel Award 2008 recipients which managed to retain their status were Hotel Melia Kuala Lumpur, Nexus Resort Karambunai in Sabah, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa in Penang, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur and The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa.
The ASEAN Green Hotel Standard is an essential tool to support ASEAN as a world-class quality destination.