A fully-decorated Christmas tree - and other weird things in the lost-and-found at Northampton's Travelodges
Travelodge has revealed some of the weird and wonderful finds left behind in their Northampton hotels by customers this past year.
Budget hotel brand Travelodge has revealed some of the unusual treasures left behind in its Northampton rooms in 2018.
They include a box of WW2 memorabilia, a baby grand piano, and a fully decorated Christmas tree.
Staff also found a complete wedding guest list and a suitcase full of vintage comic books accidentally left behind by lodgers.
They also revealed the top 10 most popular items left behind when customers check out - they are phone chargers, tablets, phones, notepads, teddy bears, toiletries, drones, pyjamas, socks and books.
Meanwhile, across the country, the hotel chain has seen a growing trend of forgetful pet owners leaving their animals in their rooms - including a Blue-Eyed Cockatoo named Brexit in Brighton and two Persian cats in Swindon.
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman said: “With nearly 19 million customers annually staying at our 557 UK hotels for a variety of reasons, we do get a range of fascinating items left behind. This year’s audit included a brand new ice-cream van, a jilted groom, an amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, a 5ft teddy bear made of popcorn and even a replica of Megan Markel’s wedding dress.
“Interestingly, we have seen a rise this year in important business papers, valuable items and lucky charms being left behind in our hotels. This includes a chest of semi-precious jewels, a rare bottle of vintage champagne, a Coutts chequebook and a 21-year-old lucky penny belonging to a CEO. When it comes to why so many customers forget their treasured items, there is one common theme, and that’s living in a fast and furious world. Where time is of the essence especially when getting from A to B and therefore valuable possessions are easily being forgotten.”