Budget hotel chain Travelodge has revealed some of the more interesting items left behind by guests of its 542 UK hotels during 2017.
With nearly 19 million people annually staying in a Travelodge hotel, some of the unusual treasures that have been left behind include a Lionhead rabbit called Bugs Bunny, a Montblanc fountain pen worth £8,000 and land deeds for the Scottish Highlands.
Interestingly the hotel chain has seen a growing trend in forgetful brides. One new bride staying at York Central Travelodge left behind her mother-in-law, only realising when she got home that she had forgotten her most important new family member.
Whilst another bride staying at Birmingham Bullring left the hotel without her diamond Mangala Sutra which is an Indian wedding necklace with the same significance as a wedding ring.
The hotel chain has also seen a number of precious items being left behind such as one executive who left behind his 50-year-old teddy bear called Rupert at Aberdeen Travelodge. The distressed gentleman sent his PA to personally collect the vintage bear as he could not sleep without him.
One superstitious businessman had to take a day’s holiday to come back from the Netherlands to collect his rare Montblanc, Meisterstück Solitaire Skeleton Fountain Pen worth £8,000 as he said he could not sign any paperwork without his lucky pen.
One female businesswoman sent a car to pick up her 24ct gold, lucky laughing Buddha necklace which she forgot at Bicester Travelodge after an extensive shopping spree.
A spokesperson for Travelodge said: “We do get some interesting items being left behind. The running theme our customers do tell us, is that the pace of modern life is so fast and furious that time is off the essence especially when getting from A to B and therefore valuable possessions are easily being forgotten.”