All Things Travel: End Of Room Service?

June 18, 2013 4:30 AM
All Things Travel: End Of Room Service?
" BOSTON (CBS) – A late dinner or early morning breakfast delivered to your hotel room may be a thing of the past.

Business travelers have taken note that The New York Hilton has announced the end of 24-hour room service in the next few weeks. According to reports, the large hotel in midtown Manhattan will also stop serving a sit-down breakfast. Instead, it will offer a cash-and-carry menu of selected items.

Changing travel tastes and a desire by a so-called full service hotel to save money are behind the move. More than 50 jobs may be cut as a result. Other Hilton hotels are watching the move closely.

The Hilton Back Bay Boston said it had no plans to change its operation of limited room service from 6:30 a.m. to midnight. The Logan Airport Hilton did not return calls asking for comment.

Boston’s four and five star hotels are expected to continue to pamper their guests "

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