How Skipping Hotel Housekeeping Can Help the Environment and Your Wallet
The question came at check-in: Did I want to forgo housekeeping for the two days I was staying at the Flamingo in Las Vegas in exchange for a $10 a day food and beverage credit?
The clerk repeated himself. Some guests, he explained, didn't want to be bothered during their stay — hangovers and all that. So last summer the Flamingo, along with nearly all of its sister properties in Vegas (it is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment), decided to give people the chance to decline having their rooms cleaned in exchange for a voucher.
I'm familiar with the card in the room suggesting guests reuse their towels and sheets to help the environment, but I'd never heard of hotels eliminating housekeeping altogether. But more and more are doing just that, and extending rebates, hotel points and other perks for those who take them up on their offer.