Waldorf-Astoria Under Siege From Bed Bugs But Things Look Rather Nice on Foursquare
Oy. It's like it's 2006 all over again with reports of bed bugs coming out from behind the mattress and making us queasy.
Last month, the Waldorf Astoria was publicly shamed for having bed bugs and although the hotel insisted their rooms were clean, they still upgraded the victim to one of their swanky Tower rooms.
But we all know, there can never be just one bed bug and there can never be just one bed bug complaint. A family from Michigan (warning: gross pic on this link) is also saying they got bit during their recent Waldorf-Astoria stay.
David and Christine Drabicki of Plymouth, Michigan say they brought bedbugs home with them after their trip to NYC, and were forced to evacuate their home for six weeks while it was treated for an infestation. Their lawyer tells Crain's that the couple "woke up in their hotel room to find bedbug bites all over them." To make up for the blood-sucking parasites, the hotel changed their room and gave them complimentary spa treatments.
This is actually the third complaint about bed bugs at the hotel this fall which is starting to get a little worrisome. But then again, we soured on the rooms at the Waldorf long ago since they are rather musty and out of date so if the bed bugs don't scare you off, maybe the ancient room decor will.
On the flip side, nothing seems to be amiss at the hotel on Foursquare. In looking at the Foursquare tips on the Waldorf's hotel page here, folks have only really nice things to say about the hotel, including this little gem:
It's settled then--peeing in your pants trumps bed bugs!