November 01, 1999
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts November 1999 Current Issue
November 1999
Short Cuts:
Naked truth:
Hotel sleepwear

What are your attendees sleeping in? According to a recent survey, one in 10 aren't donning any duds when they slip between those hotel sheets with three times as many men going in the buff as women. Among the more modest men, sleepwear choices vary widely, from underwear (34 percent) to pajamas (28 percent), gym shorts (11 percent) and T-shirts (8 percent). Most of the ladies opt for pajamas or nightgowns.

The study, commissioned by Sleep Inn, the chain franchised by Silver Spring, Md.-based Choice Hotels International, polled 500 guests about their sleeping habits on the road. Among the survey's other findings: The vast majority (70 percent) of respondents said they sleep on the same side of the bed in hotels as at home, and some have pre-bed rituals that include watching TV (50 percent), reading (14 percent), saying their prayers (13 percent) and requesting a wake-up call (6 percent).

Also interesting: Two out of five travelers leave the bathroom light on in hotels, 16 percent bring a night-light, and 5 percent bring earplugs perhaps to block out the noises of the 9 percent who stay up past midnight.


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