"Any claim that a hotel is not following the standards falls below our expectations. This incident serves as a reminder to all hotels to enforce this important standard.” So was it just a simple mistake or is this a dirty little secret in the hotel industry? At a La Quinta Inns & Suites location not far from New York City's Central Park, we did our test again, spraying a bedsheet with our message ‘I SLEPT HERE.’ Would the message still be there when we returned the next day under a new reservation? When Mercogliano turned off all the lights in the room, and turned on a UV light to inspect the sheets. Once again, she found the message. “Disgusting! These sheets are dirty,” said Mercogliano, who then called for a manager. When he arrived, he brought a maid with him. She claimed she cleaned the sheets but when Mercogliano showed them our “I Slept Here” message glowing in the dark, both apologized. “I mean, there are no words for me to say, we expect the housekeepers to change the sheets,” the manager said. In a statement to Inside Edition, La Quinta Inns & Suites said: “We strive to provide a positive, consistent guest experience at all of our branded hotels.
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