What is most often stolen in five-star hotels: it's not cosmetics
The temptation to steal hotel property, as it turned out, is irresistible for many visitors. We're not talking about misappropriating disposable hygiene products but stealing things that the staff hopes to see after guests check out.
Wellness Heaven, a German guide to spas and luxury hotels, surveyed 1,376 managers to determine what items are most often stolen by guests. Some of them are quite obvious, while others are genuinely surprising.
The study found that towels are the most commonly stolen item from five-star hotel rooms. "The second most stolen item was bathrobes, which are obviously very popular with travelers.
The next leaders on the list are hangers, pens, and cosmetics. Hotel owners regularly miss all these things and have to replace them.
Batteries and cutlery are a bit lower on the list. Visitors often steal art objects, such as paintings. Also, tablets periodically disappear from hotels.
Pillows and blankets are next in the ranking, although it is usually quite difficult to pack them in your luggage and take them out unnoticed.
According to the study, there have been cases when guests have taken a coffee maker, hairdryer, or even a TV with a remote control out of their room.
Some respondents shared some shocking stories. For example, a grand piano was stolen at night in a German hotel, and a thief in England took his room number off the door during the eviction.