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Marriott to Eliminate Single-use Toiletry Bottles

Old Nov 14, 19, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
And bedsheets, pillows etc. Not to mention, Remote control, glassware, phone, pens...

Sounds like a need for an inflatable hermetic sealed bubble.
Linens are changed after each guest and again, I don't tend to rub the remote control, pen, or phone all over my body. That said, I will usually take a Clorox wipe to the remote and I do not use the glassware from the room. I'll usually keep one from the room service tray or grab a glass or two from the bar.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 8:45 am
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This is massively OT, but the skin is actually a highly effective barrier against the outside world. It's literally what it was designed to do Short of nerve toxins and the obvious acids, there's not a lot which is going to impact your skin. Orifices in general are a lot more of a concern.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 8:51 am
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This thread continues to live on and each page adds to my conviction that I am not very paranoid.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by cmd320 View Post
Linens are changed after each guest and again, I don't tend to rub the remote control, pen, or phone all over my body. That said, I will usually take a Clorox wipe to the remote and I do not use the glassware from the room. I'll usually keep one from the room service tray or grab a glass or two from the bar.
But you're still making assumptions that the linens were in fact changed between stays perfectly and everything, including sham pillows etc. Are sanitized. As with everything else.

It is certainly possible that someone opens the dispenser and contaminates it. It is also possible that the room service guy has a cold and sneezes on your tray or worse, is disgruntled and contaminates your food! The probability is near zero for all.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by cmd320 View Post
That said, I will usually take a Clorox wipe to the remote ....
Not a bad idea. I often use the hot towel provided on boarding to wipe down the area surrounding my seat on a flight.

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... and I do not use the glassware from the room. I'll usually keep one from the room service tray or grab a glass or two from the bar.
Why do you think that these are any cleaner?
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Old Nov 14, 19, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
But you're still making assumptions that the linens were in fact changed between stays perfectly and everything, including sham pillows etc. Are sanitized. As with everything else.

It is certainly possible that someone opens the dispenser and contaminates it. It is also possible that the room service guy has a cold and sneezes on your tray or worse, is disgruntled and contaminates your food! The probability is near zero for all.
Yes, I assume and expect that the linens are changed between stays. Throw pillows no, but I immediately remove those from the bed and toss them in the corner at the start of a stay.

I'll take my chances with the employee wheeling my food around the hotel. Guests in the room behind closed doors are another story.

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Why do you think that these are any cleaner?
Glassware from the bar/restaurant goes through a dishwasher. I don't know that all glassware from the room does, in fact I believe they're washed by hand many times.
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Old Nov 14, 19, 12:11 pm
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I would just wash those in room glassware before use.

And for the kettle, just discard first boiled water there.
(obviously if the kettle shows rust marks etc on the heating element I wont use them. Will ask the hotel to provide another one if I desperately need them)
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Old Nov 14, 19, 1:15 pm
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I wash out any cups/glasses before use with boiling water from the kettle.
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Old Nov 16, 19, 10:10 pm
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(These are all things I've saw or heard with my own eyes and ears, not simply hearsay)

1) House-Keeping simply "wipe clean" used glass and cups and put them right back into the drawers (at a Sheraton I was staying at)

2) House-Keeping talking to each other saying "don't change the linens and others, we're late, just forget it, the next guest won't know it anyway" (at a Le Meridien I was staying at)

So, I am suspect now.
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