Blame The Economy? Some Snazzy NYC Hotels To Eliminate Room Service


hiltonIt’s one of the luxuries of staying in a hotel – room service. But the days of delivery could be numbered for all of us. As CBS 2′s Don Champion reported today, a big hotel in New York City is leading the pack in cutting the service.

The days of room service are numbered. The city’s largest hotel, the New York Hilton Midtown, is getting rid of it.

The hotel will now offer an alternative “Herb n’ Kitchen” with “on the go foods” for people to pick up – a far cry from the old norm.

Reportedly, 55 people will lose their jobs, but in a statement a Hilton representative said, “The staffing needs of this new concept are still being evaluated. We are committed to placing qualified employees in alternate positions within the hotel, where possible.”

The Hilton Midtown is not alone in ditching room service. Other hotel chains, including the Doubletree, are trying out similar concepts. The new “Herb n’ Kitchen” opens later in the summer.


{ Newscenter}