Marriott: Tip your housekeeper!

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When you’re staying at a hotel, tip your housekeeper!

That’s the message from Marriott International. It is placing envelopes in more than 160,000 rooms in the United States and Canada to encourage tipping the people who clean guest rooms.

Marriott is launching the program in conjunction with A Woman’s Nation, an organization for the advancement of women in the work place spearheaded by TV newswoman Maria Shriver.

“Hotel room attendants often go unnoticed, as they silently care for the millions of travelers who are on the road at any given time,” said Marriott and A Woman’s Nation in a joint statement. “Because hotel guests do not always see or interact with room attendants, their hard work is many times overlooked when it comes to tipping.”

The American Hotel & Lodging Association, the hotel industry group, suggests leaving housekeepers a tip of $1 to $5 per day, every day, not just at the end of the stay. The tip should be placed in an envelope.

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  • FGSolo

    To the above commenters: many/most of our marriott housekeepers start nowadays above $15 and keep growing based on market conditions from there. They definitely make a good hourly wage. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get tipped for work that is above and beyond. If you stay one night and are as neat as can be, by all means don’t tip then. But if are in town for three nights, with kids or without, and have been messy then I always do recommend leaving a small tip for the woman who has to deal with your mess with her two hands. There’s nothing wrong with marriott international giving you a secure option to offer that, should you wish.

  • woolfie

    What about the person at the front desk???? What about the person that maintains the heating and A/C???? Why not throw in the garbage man while were at it???? Where does it end????

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