Hotel report: Women behaving badly

2010-01-09 00:00

AUCKLAND — Women are more likely to “souvenir” hotel room items than men, give smaller tips, flood bathrooms and leave their rooms in a messy state, according to New Zealand media reports.

A hotel chain survey, carried out in 30 Novotel hotels and resorts in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, also found couples are more often getting caught having sex on plainly-visible security cameras, in pools, spas, saunas, hallways, stairwells, bars and even in storeroom cupboards.

“This level of exhibitionism perhaps comes from the sense of freedom and anonymity that comes with being in a hotel,” communications manager Peter Hook said.

Though customers are welcome to take the little soaps and shampoo bottles, some guests are checking out with a range of “not acceptable” souvenirs, including robes, toilet paper, cushions and hairdryers, Hook said.

Women staying in hotels were watching more porn than in previous years — accounting for 12% of all sex movies watched in 2009, compared to eight percent in 2000 — and are much more likely to eat chocolate from the minibar.

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