While coming back to a fresh room every day is seen as the norm in hotels, hotels are increasingly allowing guests to opt out of what may be unnecessary services such as housekeeping in return for rewards such as discounts or loyalty points.

This article discusses the pros and cons of this, from environmental impact of daily laundry to the effect on staff levels, and whether guests are benefiting from a more relaxed schedule that avoids having to vacate the room, or whether having a super-tidy bed every night is one of the perks of staying away from home.

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