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First Option Reveals What People Get up to in Hotels

A survey which reveals how our American colleagues behave in their hotels has been published by First Option.  First Option has included the survey results in the upcoming Autumn issue of their free quarterly industry magazine, First Forum.According to the survey, 52% of adult Americans who have stayed in a hotel for leisure do things in hotels that they would not normally do at home. 25% like throwing their towels on the floor, 19% eat in bed and 13% leave the television on when they have gone out.

There is no surprise that 61% of people take the toiletries, with 20% of respondents taking them from the housekeeper’s trolley. It seems males aged 18-35 confuse the housekeeping trolley with a shopping trolley as almost one in three admitted to taking toiletries from it. Other mementos include towels (18%), ashtrays (14%), bathrobes (2%) and bathmats (2%).

How many people can you fit in one room? Ask the 52% of 18-34 year olds who have snuck people into their rooms.  12% of people have smoked in a non-smoking room, 11% of people have bought their pets. 68% of people surveyed never touch the mini bar and 33% bring their own alarm clocks.

Kevin Wayt, General Manager - Corporate, of First Option, explains ‘We wanted to show how another nationality behaved in hotel rooms and when our clients and colleagues read about this survey in First Forum we know they will compare their own behaviour to that of our colonial cousins across the pond’