More and More Bedbugs Found in New York City Hotels
February 10, 2016
By Traveler Confidential Staff
MORE AND MORE BEDBUGS FOUND IN NEW YORK CITY HOTELS
I hope you’re not eating, because this next story is gross. If you’re traveling to New York City anytime soon, be on the lookout for bedbugs.
Reports of the critters have skyrocketed more than 44 percent between 2014 and 2015 in some of New York City’s hotels, according to a New York Daily News story. The disturbing information comes from a study conducted by The Bedbug Registry, which keeps count of complaints and reports of bedbugs.
So which hotels got complaints? It might surprise you, but three of the city’s finest hotels-the Waldorf Astoria, the Millennium Hilton, and the New York Marriott Marquis were all on the list of accommodations with reports of bedbugs. Insects were spotted at all three hotels. Eighteen Big Apple hotels received 363 of the complaints. That’s 42-percent of the bedbug complaints in the city alone.
The hotels listed are members of the Hotel Association of New York City. Read more about bedbugs in New York City and elsewhere in the U.S. right here.