NEW YORK (AP) — Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
You know WHY? These folks start out at minimum wage and they work effing hard. I worked for Marriott for 10 years and you wouldn’t believe some of the messes guests leave.
Hotel maids have to clean so many rooms in very little time, no matter how big the mess left behind, so anything you do to help them out is very much appreciated.
Other ways you can be a nice guest: Leaving all your towels in one pile in the bathroom so that they’ll be easier to clear out, putting all your trash in one can/place, and tossing the blankets/sheets on your bed helps you find small items you may have unknowingly left, as well as making it easier for the maid to gather them up after you’re gone.
And as for the point of the article, whether you are staying at Marriott or not, tipping is *always* appreciated.