£10,000 Chanel bag among lost items at Travelodge hotels
Hotel operator Travelodge has revealed its annual list of items lost-and-found in its 500-plus hotels across the UK.
Last year's haul included a Chanel handbag worth £10,000, a prosthetic hand, keys to a BMW, and even a husband.
Guests appear to have a habit of leaving behind luxury items, which in 2014 featured a one way first class airline ticket to LA; a Coutts cheque book; a suitcase full of pound coins to the value of £3,000; a Krypton Digital Storm gaming laptop worth around £3,000; and an electronic children's Porsche in hot pink.
Some of the more unusual items included a three foot-tall rubber duck; a "feng shui" fish tank aquarium containing nine fish; a four foot-tall antique dolls' house; a first edition of the book Watership Down; a still-inflated six-foot tall bouncy castle; a 40 year old love letter; and a freshly-baked gingerbread "village".
Shakila Ahmed of Travelodge, said that the group also had 12,000 tablets and smartphones left behind in the past 12 months. Other popular items forgotten by guests included electronic chargers, pyjamas, teddy bears, books, and toiletry bags.
Any lost items not recovered from Travelodge hotels within three months are donated to local charity shops.
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