Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
dating to 1893, is offering "seven free nights
in our Presidential Suite, along with free private
dinners cooked by the executive chef, and spa
experiences," to the guest that returns the
most outrageous item stolen from the historic hotel.
Most of us
are guilty of having stolen something from a hotel,
whether it was a hair dryer or a fancy glass from the
instead of punishing sticky-fingered guests, one historic
hotel in New Orleans will reward one of them with a free
seven-night hotel package valued at $15,000.
July 1, The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
is accepting “any item from any time period in the
building’s hotel history” as part of its Historic
person that offers up the most outrageous stolen item from
our hotel — between now and July 1, 2019 — will
receive seven free nights in our Presidential Suite, along
with free private dinners cooked by the executive chef,
and spa experiences,” said the hotel’s general
manager, Tod Chambers, via Conde Nast Traveler.
participants can return the items to the hotel’s
concierge desk or mail them in with no questions asked.
The hotel will even return items guests request to have
back once the contest ends this summer.
accept any item from any time period in the building’s
hotel history for our Historic Giveback Contest. We want
to celebrate her entire past. And, we plan to display the
items people send to us in window cases in the lobby,”
Chambers said. “We will return items to their owners
after a big ceremony in July if they wish.”
Chambers said The Roosevelt New Orleans has received
plates that were stolen from the dining room, old stemware
and even a full tablecloth along with faded menus, bud
vases and giant brass room keys.
way, knowing they have something that reminds them of our
Roosevelt in their own homes? Well, that leaves us
flattered,” Chambers said. “This is letting us
recapture a little history and have some fun doing it. We
are getting a few items every week, and we expect that to
rise as we roll toward July.”
far back as 1893, The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf
Astoria Hotel has undergone dramatic renovations since
being purchased in 2007 and currently features more than
500 rooms, 100-plus of which are suites.