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Bearded Hotel Staffers Are Viewed Less Favorably By Guests, a New Cornell Study Finds

Don't expect a hotel job at the front desk.

Don’t expect a hotel job at the front desk.

Big bushy beards didn’t hamper sluggers Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes or Dustin Pedroia in this year’s World Series. But they and their Red Sox teammates would be wise to go clean shaven if they ever aspire to work the front desk at a hotel.

Hotel employees sporting facial hair make a less favorable impression on guests than their smooth skinned counterparts, according to a new survey in the latest Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. Read more