Hotels need to clean up their act, says Check Safety First

09 January 2013 by
Hotels need to clean up their act, says Check Safety First

The company, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, said that hotel bathrooms are often the cleanest area, while bedrooms are often overlooked, In particular, TV remote controls are rarely cleaned, allowing the increase of harmful bacteria.

Mark Harrington, chief executive of Check Safety First, said that hotels should implement a scientific approach to hotel bedroom room hygiene to ensure clean and safe accommodation for guests.

"Hotels at all levels need to increase room hygiene scrutiny as even a full team of cleaning staff can miss hazardous bacteria," he explained. "How many of us have been ill on holiday and put it down to the food we ate when actually it could be from harmful bacteria lurking in your hotel room?"

Now, to highlight hotels which consistently score highly in room hygiene checks, Check Safety First has launched an online site called

Harrington said that the new website will help guests choose hotels based on high standards of cleanliness, according to reviews from an independent source.

New research shows almost 70% of hotel guests say cleanliness and hygiene are most important >>

Hotel guests value a clean room above anything else >>

By Janet Harmer

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