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Ritz Carlton sends laundry to Marco Island

See larger A total of 9,200 pounds of laundry from the  Ritz Carlton in Naples had to be done at the Marco Island Marriot Beach Resort on Friday. Services, including laundry, were disrupted at the Ritz by a gas line explosion in Lee County on Thursday night. Laundry was separated then placed in blue laundry bags that traveled to an area where it was dropped onto a conveyor belt to go into the huge washing machines. The entire laundry was to be done in just over six hours.

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A total of 9,200 pounds of laundry from the Ritz Carlton in Naples had to be done at the Marco Island Marriot Beach Resort on Friday. Services, including laundry, were disrupted at the Ritz by a gas line explosion in Lee County on Thursday night. Laundry was separated then placed in blue laundry bags that traveled to an area where it was dropped onto a conveyor belt to go into the huge washing machines. The entire laundry was to be done in just over six hours.

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  • Moise Daceus, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort laundry supervisor and truck driver Ray Ballmer of the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, begin unloading what eventually amounted to 9,200 pounds of laundry from the Ritz-Carlton on Friday. A sister hotel, the Ritz-Carlton was affected by the gas line explosion in Lee County that occurred Thursday night. Laundry workers from both hotels came together to get the extra laundry done. Due to the advanced laundry at the Marriott, the entire load was to be done in just over six hours.
  • These loads of laundry came off a second truck that came to the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort on Friday from the Ritz Carlton in Naples, which could not do its own laundry due to the gas line explosion in Lee County on Thursday night. The Marriott received 9,200 pounds of laundry from its sister hotel.
  • Part of 9,200 pounds of laundry from the Ritz Carlton in Naples, moves along a converyor belt to be washed at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Hotel on Friday. A sister hotel, the Ritz had to send its laundry in two trucks because it had no gas service due to a gas line explosion on Thursday night that still interrupted services on Friday.
  • A total of 9,200 pounds of laundry from the  Ritz Carlton in Naples had to be done at the Marco Island Marriot Beach Resort on Friday. Services, including laundry, were disrupted at the Ritz by a gas line explosion in Lee County on Thursday night. Laundry was separated then placed in blue laundry bags that traveled to an area where it was dropped onto a conveyor belt to go into the huge washing machines. The entire laundry was to be done in just over six hours.
  • Matt Brown, left, director of services at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, readies to take laundry off a truck from the Ritz Carlton in Naples, while Moise Daceus alerts the laundry department that it has arrived. The Ritz delivered 9,200 pounds of laundry to the Marriott on Friday, because some of  its services were still disrupted from a gas line explosion that occurred Thursday night.
  • Ray Ballmer, a truck driver for Ritz Carlton in Naples, begins unloading a second truck that brought laundry to its sister hotel, the Marco Isalnd Marriott Beach Resort on Friday. In all, 9,200 pounds of laundry was taken to the Marriott for cleaning due to a gas line explosion in Lee County that occured on Thursday nigth, but still had rippling effects on Friday.

The Ritz Carlton in Naples was forced to send its laundry, 9,200 pounds each day of the weekend, to its sister hotel, the Marco Island Marriott Hotel Beach Resort because of a gas line explosion that occurred on Thursday night in Lee County.

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