A recent survey by a luxury hotel guide of over 1,100 4-star and 5-star hotel staff, located primarily in Europe, to determine which items were frequently stolen. Below is a list of the top 11 stolen items:
Not the brightest idea – 4.3% of hotels said they stole lights from rooms.
Almost 5% of hotels indicated that telephones were removed from the rooms.
6.1% of hotels said TVs disappeared from rooms, and French guests are the most likely criminals. The sets are nine times more likely to come from a five-star hotel than from a four-star hotel.
4. Coffee machines
Five-star guests are also more than five times more likely than four-star sub-tenants to steal coffee machines, which have disappeared in 6.9% of the hotels surveyed.
5. Light bulbs
More than 7% of hotels said they took lightbulbs with the most likely culprit being Dutch sub-tenants.
6. Hair dryers
More than 8% of the hotels surveyed had reported hair dryer missing after guest checkout.
More than 14% of hotels said they had stolen pillows, and the worst offenders were American travelers, according to the survey.
Almost 16% of hotels state that blankets are removed from beds and never returned. Five-star guests take them out onto the streets four times more often.
9. Works of art
More than 20% of hotels report that the decor has disappeared, and they are luxury travelers again. Five-star guests loot art more than five times more often than four-star travelers.
American hotel guests are most likely to empty the room with batteries that have disappeared from 22% of the hotels surveyed.
It turns out that the only thing that five- and four-star guests like is the cosmetic products of their accommodations. Almost 33% of the hotels state that these goods are taken. The guilty? German and British guests.