This Is The Reason Hotel Room Service Might Soon Be A Thing Of The Past
Is there any sound more beautiful or expensive than that knock on your hotel room door? Room service means occasionally delicious and universally pricey treats. Now, experts are saying the service is dying for one big reason.
According to a recent survey by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, fewer guests than ever are using hotel room service, and even fewer hotels are even offering it. Three-quarters of travelers reported never using room service and just 22 percent of U.S. hotels offered it as of 2016.
So why the shift away from room service? More and more travelers are opting to get their in-room meals from delivery services like Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Foodler. Guests say they enjoy the greater variety of food available through these services, as well as the cashless nature of the transaction and the ease of use.
Plus, there’s nothing appetizing about an overpriced room service meal that may have come straight from the freezer.