How America’s Largest Hotel Cleans 24 Million Pounds of Dirty Laundry


MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is the largest single-standing hotel in the United States. In one year, the hotel’s laundry division tackles 24 million pounds of used sheets, pool towels and other kinds of dirty laundry at their off-site facility. But what kind of washing machines and other industrial equipment go into cleaning this high volume of laundry and returning it to guests so quickly?

WSJ uncovers the logistics behind the hospitality giant moving and cleaning massive loads of laundry to and from the hotel eight times a day, 365 days a year.

0:00 8,500 pounds of laundry per hour
0:41 Hotel collection
1:49 Offloading and washing
5:17 Final transport and delivery