Has anyone else noticed a decrease in the quality (or maybe just increase in age) of bath towels at most properties? I have stayed at some hotels where they are very nice...almost to the point where you would look to see if the tag was still attached. However, my general experience of late has not been good. Overall, they seem to be rough and/or not absorbent enough. And it doesn't seem to be limited to the lower category hotels, either.
Every property I check into now has a Green Card...some variation on "A towel on the floor means wash it; a towel on the rack means use it again and save the environment." I think I may take it one step futher and start packing my own from home.
One of the not so dirty little secrets is that some of the Marriotts have gone to a bamboo towel blend, which turns out is easier for them to launder, but harder to be qualified as a towel, which the dictionary says is an absorption device!
I think at times the Green Initiative is overtaking common sense and guest quality. My profile says that I always ask for extra towels and I almost always get them. With the advent of Bamboo Towels, I need them
Yes, I too have noticed the towel problem. An even more serious problem from my perspective at several stays over the past year is that it does seem like I've gotten completely fresh towels when I check in. In other words, they are folded or put on the racks like ordinary people (that would be us) do rather than trained professionals. It really has appeared to me that some towels were used but not changed.
Anyone else have that problem?