8 Safety Tips For Staying In A Luxury Hotel
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8 Safety Tips For Staying In A Luxury Hotel

8 Safety Tips For Staying In A Luxury Hotel

We all have items on our Bucket List. A Bucket List is a list you make for yourself that details all of the experiences you hope to have before you leave this world, regardless of how crazy they might seem. That’s the whole point of a Bucket List; these aren’t supposed to be your everyday experiences – they’re the special ones that not even sure you’ll be able to achieve. I’m sure there are several of them that you have already managed to check off.

Staying in a luxury hotel is a Bucket List item for many people, and it should be a wonderful experience for you. If you diligently follow these eight simple safety tips, then it can be.

Research First

Luxury hotels are all going to have you believe that they will offer you the best experience because that’s how good marketing works. The trick to knowing what you’ll experience in real life beforehand is to check out the reviews online before you book your stay. The decent trustworthy review sites cannot be tampered with, which means that everything is all out in the open – the good with the bad, and the happy with the sad.

Choose The Right Floor

The best advice anyone could ever give regarding booking a hotel room is to book one on the right floor. The safest rooms are found between the third and the sixth floors. These floors are high up enough to not be a risk for break-ins, but they are low enough for fire engine ladders to reach them in an emergency.

This will have you covered from two safety angles – robberies, and fires. Remember that in the event of a fire in the building, never use the elevators. The stairs are your safest option in the event of an emergency of that nature.

Pack A Door Wedge

I know that a luxury hotel is the last place that you would expect to be attacked – but that is exactly why you could be at risk if you don’t have your wits about you. Criminals, especially those who target the wealthy, don’t always have criminal records. This means that they could easily be part of that hotel’s staff complement, which gives them access to the spare keys.

The best way to ensure that your door is secured is to put a door wedge under it when you are sleeping or in the bath. This might not sound like much now but trust me – if the time comes, you will be glad that you did. This strategy is used by the FBI whenever they are undercover in hotels, so if it is good enough for the authorities, then it should be good enough for you.

Keep A Flashlight Next To Your Bed

Some luxury hotels, especially ones in areas that are prone to experiencing bad weather, often provide their guests with an emergency kit that includes a flashlight. Look for this kit, and then keep that flashlight next to your bed. The hotel should have emergency lighting to help you find your way if something unexpected happens. If they do not and you get injured because of it, then you need to contact Lamber Goodnow Injury Lawyers for assistance as soon as possible.

Room Key Safety

Sometimes, despite all of your efforts, you can still end up misplacing or losing your room key during your stay. It might not seem like a massively big deal at the time, but you need to err on the side of safety and ask for a change of rooms. It may seem like an overreaction over something seemingly minor, but you have no way of knowing if you did truly misplace your key, or if it was stolen from your bag by criminals.

Don’t Publicize Your Room Number

Half of the fun of staying in a luxury hotel comes from the highly Instagrammable content that you’ll get from taking a few well-timed snaps of your room. There is nothing wrong with that; you must just be careful with how much information you’re sharing with the online world at the same time. Make sure that your room number isn’t visible in any of your pictures because you could be opening yourself up to a targeted robbery or attack.

Use The Safe Provided

Almost all hotels, especially luxury hotels, have a safe in every room. This safe is for your valuables and should be used when you’re sleeping and when you leave your room. If the safe doesn’t look all that, well, safe to you then enquire with the front desk staff if they have a safe that you could use instead.

Be Careful With Your Credit Card

When booking in at the front desk, never leave your credit card lying on the desk. With modern technology being as impressive as it is, criminals can take photos of your card from far away because they can easily zoom in and see all of your details. Pass your card, face down, to the front desk staff. Most hotel staff, especially at luxury hotels, are well aware of the safety etiquette surrounding credit cards. 

These tips are meant to be used in conjunction with the standard safety tips used for staying in hotels, like keeping your door locked and the windows closed. These safety tips are not designed to scare you, they are simply here to make you aware of your surroundings at all times. The pandemic has left many people without an income and desperate people will do crazy things just to survive. It shouldn’t matter where you are – you need to always make safe choices for yourself.

Safety should be at the forefront of your mind at all times. Especially if you have travelled to another country or a place that you haven’t been to before. Take the time to get to know your surroundings from the window before you venture outside of your room.

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