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A clever, productive amenity

I'm not above stealing from another's blog, but at least I give credit. Credit for this tidbit goes to USA Today's Kitty Bean Yancey, who writes the paper's Hotel Hotsheet blog.

She recently wrote about the Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, FL that offers its guests a neat incentive to check-out early. Those guests who check-out by 10 a.m. are entered in a weekly drawing for a two-night return stay. The payoff for the hotel is that it allows its housekeepers to clean more rooms earlier in the day, keeping them productive and permitting at least some new guests to check-in early.

Simple, clever and efficient: That's the kind of idea I like.

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