Next time you visit a hotel, remember that you’re not alone, that you’re not at home and that people are watching you. Hotel staff are reserved as they’ve been trained to respect your privacy and to treat you courteously. Besides, they meet many customers on a daily basis, so becoming familiar with you is not really on their priority list, which is another reason why they usually like to keep a distance.
However there is one important thing you should know about hotel employees: they observe you more than you think they do. Even better, they talk about you, about what you do and how you do it. So your behavior and habits are not as unnoticed as you might think you are.
Here is why….
- I like to be with a man that makes me laugh
- I’m married and I’m still dating
- My worst fashion failures
- The day a stranger (almost) had a peek at my breast
- This fabulous mom has the life of your dreams
Let’s start with this, my personal favorite. All international chains, large hotels, or any hotel that respects the security of its guests (and employees) as a matter of fact, would eventually install cameras all over the hotel to get the full perspective of what’s happening. And just so you know, these cameras are installed everywhere. But literally everywhere. So the next time you think of cuddling or fooling around in an elevator, well… think again (unless, of course, you don’t mind having a little audience).
Have you met those shy, very reserved employees who push heavy trolleys across the halls? Well those guys know about you much more then you think you do. They see how well you maintain your room (or not). They can tell whether your kids are terrible monsters or sweet angels. They can also tell if you’ve had some hot romance with a pinch “50 shades”, if you showered or not, the type of lingerie that you wear, the medicine that you take, the food that you ate (and where you ate it), etc. Got the picture? Great, so next time watch out what you leave behind in those hotel rooms, or else you’ll be giving those people some good reasons to talking about you.
For those who are familiar with the industry, this department includes the reception, operators, concierge and valet parking employees. In other words, this is the department that gets to see who you come with. Whether you’re traveling alone on business, or whether you’re coming with your five loud kids, front office employees will be the firsts to witness your big entrance to the hotel. They can track your moves, the time that you come in and out of the hotel, the people you who come to see you, where you go, the stuff that you bring along to the hotels, etc. This is also the department where your guest profile will be updated, whether being your simple preferences or your wildest history. So if you happen to be on a secretive trip, try to minimize your interaction with these guys.
Remember that hotel-employees work on different shifts. This means that they can be leaving their kids behind on weekends, in afternoon, or even worse, during holidays. They can work on extremely quiet days, as they can work in peak seasons where people come in and out of a hotel at the speed of a light. So keep in mind the basic social requirements: be polite, smile and say thank you. That would be really helpful because if they happen to like you, they’ll take really good care of you. Even better, your kindness will take over any other act that you do at this hotel and might be the only thing they speak about.
This can be a good strategy to protect your privacy.
Again, unless you don’t mind having an audience.