BUDGET hotel group Travelodge has revealed some of the interesting items left behind in its 47 hotels during the last 12 months.
With the company welcoming millions of business and leisure customers annually- detailed below are some of the other unusual treasures that have been left in Travelodge hotels across Scotland:
· Tapestry wall art detailing wedding vows made 40 years ago
· A 60 year old lucky penny
· A barrister’s cloak and wig
· A degree in History from Edinburgh University
· A set of new tartan suitcases and matching trunk
· Swarovski encrusted 4ft red deer statue
· A pair of nurses scrubs and crocs
· A bottle of Single Malt Whisky worth £2,000
The hotel team at Aberdeen Central Travelodge went the extra mile to reunite a customer who was a doctor with his medical bag that was filled with diagnostic equipment.
The team at Glasgow Govan Travelodge found a set of nurse’s scrubs and a pair of crocs plus a large box of bespoke face masks featuring the Scotland flag were left behind at Aberdeen Central Justice Mill Lane.
This year’s audit also reveals that items associated with weddings still dominates Scotland’s Travelodge lost and found inventory list. Interestingly this year’s left behinds includes a bridegroom and a bespoke tartan saree encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
A groom staying at Edinburgh Central Travelodge had to send a courier to pick up his wife’s surprise wedding present that he had forgot to pack – a 6ft tall cuddly polar bear.
Whilst the team at Aberdeen Bucksburn Travelodge worked around the clock to deliver a 3ft long wedding bouquet made of Scottish wildflowers, heathers and thistles to a wedding ceremony which had been left behind by a wedding coordinator in the cold store room overnight.
Forgetful business travellers have also left behind an array of expensive and interesting items. This includes keys to a brand new Aston Martin car being left behind at Ayr Travelodge. A CEO staying at Stirling City Centre Travelodge left behind a rare bottle of single malt whisky worth £2,000 and had to send his PA up from London to come and pick this up the following day.
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman said: “When it comes to why so many of our customers forget their treasured items, it’s basically due to us all being time poor, juggling multiple tasks and being in a hurry to get from A to B. In the rush, valuable possessions are easily forgotten.”