A prenuptial agreement, A set of 24 carat gold Indian Gods, A six foot piece of snake skin, A set of pre-launch exclusive new yoghurt flavours by a top UK supermarket, A Vertu mobile phone and a life size cut out of Joey Essex make the 2014 Travelodge list of Bizarre Left Behinds
Where would you find a prenuptial agreement, a set of 24 carat gold Indian Gods, deeds to a £2 million house, a set of exclusive trial yoghurt flavours that have not been launched to the public, a £5,000 Vera Wang wedding dress and a pet tarantula called Hercules – where else but Travelodge’s Lost & Found office!
Today, the UK’s first budget hotel chain, Travelodge, has announced the mysterious objects left behind in its 500 UK hotels during 2013. With over 16 million people staying with Travelodge each year, some of the booty that has been left behind includes:
- A premarital agreement
- A Snowy Owl called Hedwig
- A set of 24 carat gold Indian Gods
- A pet tarantula called Hercules in a bespoke travelling box
- A six foot piece of snake skin
- A set of trial yoghurt flavours from a major supermarket chain that have not yet been launched
- A brand new Vera Wang wedding dress worth £5,000
- A six foot wooden cross
- A suitcase of Prince George memorabilia
- A pantomime script for Sleeping Beauty
- A Vertu mobile phone
- A five foot Buddha
- A wooden foot
- A folder of tax returns
- Deeds to a property
- A suitcase of Geisha outfits
- A life size cardboard cut out of Joey Essex
- Rowing Boat Oars
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman said: “Each year our lost and found inventory report provides plenty of revelations. From deeds to a £2 million house, a set of 24 carat gold Indian Gods and a Vertu mobile phone right through to a pet tarantula and even exclusive yoghurt flavours which have not even been launched to the public, it’s evident what a cross section of people stay in our 500 hotels.
“Our 2013 left behind register also reveals how much smart technology has become a part of our everyday lives, as we have had nearly 10,000 tablets and smartphones left behind in our hotels in the last 12 months. This is a significant increase from previous years.
“What is becoming evident after speaking to our customers is that the pace of life has become so fast and we are so eager to get from A to B that valuable possessions are easily being forgotten.”