Customers steal MATTRESSES from five-star hotels
Hotel thieves set their sights on MATTRESSES as five-star establishments find luxury ‘rainshower’ showers, televisions and artwork disappear with their bathrobes too
- Hotel guests now steal mattresses from five-star hotels, survey reveals
- The beds are filled with so much technology that they are a target for thieves
- Researchers have found they disappeared at night, in hotels with elevators leading to the parking lot
- Other items to disappear include TVs, shower heads, artwork, coffeemakers
Customers are now stealing mattresses from five-star hotels, as well as TVs, shower heads, artwork, and coffeemakers.
Luxury beds are worth so much and are filled with so much technology that they have become a target for thieves, an investigation has found.
The researchers said the difficulty of walking past a reception with a king-size bed means that most mattresses disappear at night, in hotels with elevators serving underground parking lots directly.
Mattresses with memory foam or temperature control mean that many hotels sell rooms on the comfort of their beds, some of which cost thousands of pounds.
Mattresses with memory foam or temperature control mean that many hotels sell rooms on the comfort of their beds
It is not clear whether the mattresses were replaced with old ones to make discovery of the crime less likely, reports the Times.
The study found that five-star hotels were eight times more likely to have their mattresses stolen than four-star hotels.
These are not the only unlikely objects to disappear. Luxury bathroom accessories, such as ‘rain effect’ shower heads, have been unscrewed.
Televisions, artwork and coffee makers are also gone.
An Austrian spa hotel had a pine bench stolen from a client’s private sauna. In Italy, a hotel reported that a grand piano had been taken in its lobby.
Mattresses aren’t the only things unlikely to disappear. Coffee makers are a common target
Luxury bathroom accessories, such as rainfall showerheads, were also unscrewed, investigation reveals
The owner said: “I noticed something was missing and soon after I learned that three strangers in overalls had taken the grand piano. He never reappeared.
The survey was carried out among 1,157 hoteliers by Wellness Heaven, the spa hotel review site.
He revealed that British guests were generally less ambitious in their crimes and were more likely to steal towels, bathrobes and toiletries.