As hotels reopen, workers are taking on new cleaning protocols. Related: More travel etiquette to know. Now more than ever, tipping hotel housekeeping is increasingly important as properties begin to reopen and travel comes back. From luxury resorts like the Four Seasons to Disney World hotels , new health and safety measures, like contactless check-in and socially distant dining, are being put into place to reduce the spread of COVID
Housekeeping is a physically demanding type of employment. Tasks include making beds, washing and vacuuming floors, tidying rooms, cleaning bathrooms—and the list doesn't stop there. Although often providing "invisible" services during your stay, hotel maids can and should be tipped for good service. Tip incorrectly, or not at all, and misunderstandings or poor service may arise. Here are five suggestions on how to tip a hotel maid for your next trip. The same maid may not service your room every night of your stay. If you wait until check-out time to tip for the entire stay, your tip may not go to the right person.