I am sure there is someone who works in the hotel industry who can answer this for me and that studies have been done as to why, most times, you will find not 1 or 2 (or 4) but 3 bath towels in a hotel room. Maybe it is because many times single travelers stay on average 3 days thus they can decline room service and have a fresh towel each day?
About half of my travels are just me but many times I am with my wife and unless we are staying just one night 3 towels really irritates me. I like to try to be “green” and use a towel more than just once but after two days I want a fresh one. If there were 4 towels I could go 4 days without having to bug housekeeping for an extra towel. Plus, when I do bug them, I tend to get 2 new ones (one for each of us) that I would not have done had there been 4 to begin with.
I know this really is not a big deal in the grand scope of travel, but it would seem to me that this, and other traveler irritations, would get picked up by those who run hotels. Surely an MBA could do a survey of those in the loyalty programs and find these kinds of things out. But in case they have not why not help them out! 😉
What are your hotel room specific pet peeves that they could simply fix or adjust to make your stay better and not irritating? – Rene