Shocking! Scandalous! Stomach churning! – All headlines appearing at a hotel near you!!!

hotelIf I have 5 minutes to kill my go-to destination has to be the Daily Mail Online (

Page upon page of the latest “news” all presented in bite sized articles featuring  todays newest disasters, celebrity diets, politician faux par’s, sex slave scandals and so much more….

In fact my beloved wife won’t go to bed without checking out the latest gossip and poppycock!  – The 24 hour news cycle has a lot to answer for…

I, of course, have a particular interest in anything related to hotels, hospitality and travel, but realised the other day – if this was my only source of news and information about hotels I don’t think I would ever stay in a hotel again! Apparently, nothing good ever happens in hotels, only scandal, death and dirt of the most repugnant types…

Here are a few of my favour stories from the Daily Mail featuring hotels:-

Soiled beds and ransacked rooms – are these the dirtiest hotel rooms EVER?

Why you should open your luggage on the bathroom floor and put paper over the peephole in the door

Faecal matter on the TV remote, bodily fluids on bed linens and drinking glasses wiped with a filthy cloth: The dirtiest areas of a hotel room revealed

Holiday nightmare as seven family members are treated in hospital for stomach bugs ’caused by a child going to the toilet in the hotel pool’ in Cyprus

Bathrooms are ‘most hygienic place to eat’ in hotel rooms

What happens when a hotel guest dies? Where do the half-used loo rolls go? And can you really steal the robe? Your burning hotel questions, answered

Luckily, those of us who have worked in hotels know the real true… it’s actually much worse!!!

About the Author

rsz_tim_johns_cc1Tim Johns is a former Hotelier and Managing Partner with Elite Search – a leading hospitality recruitment firm. For more information about Tim and Elite Search visit and The Elite Hotelier

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