Having an 'Undercover Boss' Still Didn't Help the Econolodge in Orlando
Fortunately, this story has a happy ending but it doesn't change the fact that a 16-month old girl slipped and fell from the balcony of the Econolodge in Orlando, one of the biggest Econolodges in the world and also the same miserable property that got poor marks during the Undercover Boss episode back in September.
Miraculously, the toddler was saved by a British tourist who noticed the baby hanging from the fourth-floor railing and ran to catch her before she hit the ground. The girl hit a third-floor railing on the way down but didn't even suffer a bruise or scratch and was even described as happy afterward.
Parental neglect certainly played a part in the child's wild adventure as the mom left her in the care of a friend in an adjoining room who then left the door to the balcony open while she went to the bathroom.
But still, remember in the "Undercover Boss" episode when Steve Joyce, CEO of Choice Hotels, told the general manager of the Econolodge to make several maintenance repairs and upgrades?
Perhaps they should add child-proofing the balconies to their (very long) TO DO list.