Travelodge reveals annual weird lost property

The budget hotel chain, Travelodge has revealed their annual weird and wonderful lost property list from 2017. The hotel chain welcomes around 19 million guest annually and there have been many interesting valuables that have been left behind in past years including land deeds and precious jewelry.

From vintage teddy bears to expensive fountain pens, here are some of the items that were left behind by guests in 2017:

  • A Vintage Teddy Bear: The owner of the 50 year-old stuffed rabbit (named Rupert) had to send his PA to personally collect it from the Aberdeen Travelodge.
  • The Mother-in-Law: One forgetful bride managed to leave behind her brand new family member at a Travelodge in York and didn't realise until she got home!
  • Important Necklace: Continuing the forgetful bride trend, another left her Mangala Sutra Wedding Necklace; which is similar to wedding rings, at a Birmingham Travelodge. 
  • Lucky Fountain Pen: A businessman had to take a day's holiday to travel back from the Netherlands to retrieve his lucky Montblanc, Meisterstuck Solitaire Skeleton Fountain Pen worth over £8,000.
  • Laughing Buddha: One businesswoman sent her car to pick up her 24ct gold, laughin Buddha necklade that she left behind at Bicester Travelodge.

A spokesperson for the budget hotel chain, 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 when getting from A to B and therefore valuable possessions are easily being forgotten."

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