For some, a night in a luxury hotel room isn’t enough: they enjoy it so much, they want to re-create it at home.
That was apparently the case with the Best Western guest who smuggled out the entire contents, including curtains, bedspread and plasma television.
We’ve all half-inched a shampoo bottle or two, but some people are more ambitious. Among the more bizarre items lifted are a 12ft model of Concorde, a cigarette machine and – perhaps cheekiest of all – a suit of armour. Plants disappear, and, come Christmas, no bauble is safe.
‘The more unusual the items, the more they appeal,’ says Best Western Director of Marketing and Ecommerce Tim Wade. ‘Goodness knows how guests managed to conceal a suit of armour or a sofa!
‘Clearly, we don’t mind when soaps go walkabout – we even have “so good you’ll want to steal two” on them. I guess it shows the high quality of the products we supply.’
So, it’s open season on toilet rolls and bathrobes, but one has to wonder how someone managed to walk off with that leather two-piece suite…
Come on ‘fess up… Have you ever snaffled anything from a hotel?