especially of the four and five star category are normally
extremely safe; providing you with a safe in the room
and at the reception area, security guards hiding around
the place, and cameras that can be as much your friend
as your enemy . However still things do occasionally
disappear, sometimes without the owner ever knowing
that they have gone. So here are a few tips to avoid
your valued possessions from taking a walk. Some are
sure to surprise you.
if the safe is electronic, wipe the touch keys down
before operating it with a damp cloth, and then dry
it before entering your secret code. Try to do this
every time you use the safe.
after you have keyed in your code and closed the door
firmly locked on the safe. Press all the other keys
/numbers that do not make up your code, and press them
firmly. Doing this may set off a small alarm from the
safe but it stops quickly and no one will pay any attention
reason to do this is because certain hotels have caught
their own hotel staff placing, a light oil residue or
powder on to the touch keys that shows them when using
a certain light what numbers were pressed. They were
managing to open the safe, and one very clever thief
was taking only 1 or 2 US$ from each room. Would you
have noticed ? It is not a lot but in a 400 or 500 room
hotel the guy was doing quite well for himself.
avoids any potential of somebody simply splitting a
seam to a pocket with a knife and removing select contents.
This has happened to one of our members and he never
even noticed until he went into the and bag and pocket
a while later. "Now where did I put that ......."
should also apply to luggage that you check into the
Ok No funny remarks please !
this did not happen to me, although it is true that
I would not tell you if it had !!
a certain gentleman went out one evening and got very,
very drunk. The next afternoon after awaking with a
very groggy head and not remembering a thing, he had
to check out to return home. He found when packing that
his gold Rolex and some cash had been stolen from his
room. He was furious and insisted on seeing the General
Manager of the hotel, shouting expletives and demanding
compensation. The GM was adamant that type of thing
would never happen in his hotel, but that he would investigate
guest had no choice but to leave, and the General Manager
then started the investigation. A few months later after
correspondence, between the hotel and guest, the guest
finally returned to the country and was invited by the
GM to meet with him. The GM sat him down in the office,
and suggested that they watch a video that was in his
possession before any threats of court were fulfilled.
After watching the video, that came from security cameras
in the hotel, which showed the guest staggering back
to his room, with two very obviously rough prostitutes
(yes, I did say two !!) on his arm, and then leaving
(the girls) on a different video, he immediately turned
bright red. Understanding what had happened he apologised
to the GM and left!