Marriott International wants to give its housekeepers a raise — but that extra money won’t be coming out of their pockets.
They’re hoping their hotel guests will foot the bill.
Beginning this week, many of the company’s hotels will have envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage guests to tip workers.
Marriott is calling this initiative “The Envelope Please.”
The initiative is in partnership with A Woman’s Nation, which is a nonprofit organization founded by former California first lady Maria Shriver.
The American Hotel and Lodging Association is suggests tipping maidsbetween $1 and $5 per night, and recommends tipping daily so that the money goes to the person cleaning the room each day.
Do you tip when you stay in a hotel? Do you find this initiative offensive (having to tip)? Or appropriate? Why doesn’t the hotel chain pay the maids more? Why should they have to rely on tipping from customers? Aren’t hotels expensive enough?
– Q New Media Editor / Chris Bundas –