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Intoxicated hotel guest arrested for disorderly conduct: North Olmsted Police Blotter

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio

Disorderly conduct: Country Club Boulevard

Police responded to a report of a disorderly guest at 6:21 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Extended Stay America hotel on Country Club Boulevard west of Great Northern Boulevard.

Officers learned that an intoxicated woman was causing a disturbance by stumbling around the front lobby and bothering nearby guests. A manager, who had received noise complaints from other guests, had unsuccessfully asked the woman to keep the noise down, according to a police report.

The hotel manager asked police to assist in evicting the woman and a second woman who was in their room.

The second woman appeared to be sober. She was released, but told to leave the hotel. The intoxicated woman was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Petty theft: Brookpark Road

Officers at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 12 responded to Walmart after store security reported that they were holding a shoplifting suspect.

An asset protection employee told police that he saw the woman, driving an electric cart, removing items of clothing from store displays and placing them in plastic shopping bags. The woman grabbed a Pepsi and proceeded past the cashiers without making any attempt to pay for the items in her cart, according to the employee.

The value of the recovered items — mostly clothing — totaled more than $318. The woman told the police she is homeless. Officers charged her with petty theft and she was held in police custody until her mother could take custody of her.

Improper handling of a firearm: Brookpark Road

Officers at 2:22 a.m. Oct. 9 stopped a car on Brookpark near Great Northern Boulevard. Officers charged the woman driver with driving without a license.

During the traffic stop, officers searched the driver, her male passenger and the car. Before the search, the driver and her passenger denied having any drugs or weapons and agreed to a search. However, during the search, officers found that the passenger had a 9mm handgun in his waistband that was loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition. Officers also found an empty 9mm magazine in the car and 1.9 grams of suspected marijuana.

Police charged the man with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

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Hotel Hit Squad: Once the haunt of royal guest from Hampton Court, The Mitre is truly thrilling

This is, frankly, thrilling. We are still caught in the worst crisis that British hospitality has faced and here I am in a new hotel that brims with optimism and a bright future. Covid be gone. The Mitre is here.

If you know the elegant Lutyens bridge that straddles the Thames between London and Surrey at Hampton, you may have glanced at The Mitre and inwardly sighed: a fine landmark gone to seed, the sort of clapped-out place you hurry past.

In fact, it has always been a hostelry, built in 1665 to accommodate the courtiers of King Charles II when he occupied Hampton Court Palace, which stands opposite. It had a moment in the 1960s, when Shirley Bassey would pop in for lobster thermidor, but after that its fortunes dipped.

Enter Hector Ross, formerly in charge of the Bel & the Dragon pub chain and Beaverbrook hotel. He is young yet, but he knows what he’s doing.

The hotel had a moment in the 1960s but after that its fortunes dipped – until now

Supported by a couple of backers and a substantial bank loan, Ross bought The Mitre shortly before the beginning of lockdown and opened it soon after the end. He and a trusted team of builders (“my brothers”) moved in and spent those lockdown months on a top-to-toe refurbishment, creating a new open-to-view kitchen and implementing his friend Nicola Harding’s gorgeous, country-meets-town interiors, with original art, oak floors, tongue and groove panelling, soft velvet fabrics, Ottoline and de Gournay wallpapers and many subtle shades of paint.

Another good friend and colleague, the very tall Ronnie Kimbugwe, formerly executive chef of Bel & the Dragon, manned a vintage Citroen food van called Polly outside the hotel that made the resurging Mitre a talking point for locals during lockdown. Add Claire Fyfe, MasterChef contestant, interior designer and landscape artist as the new-to-the-game hotel manager, and you have Ross’s dream team.

You’ve either got it or you haven’t in the hospitality game. Ross, who was brought up in St James’s Palace because his father was a senior member of the royal household, has got it. He knows that generosity is key (sensible room rates, a glass of English wine on arrival, complimentary cookies and King’s Ginger liqueur, fresh flowers, Bramley bath products in the bedrooms).

He values his overnight guests enough to give them their own private sitting room (an engaging space in the oldest part of the building with shelves of books, honesty bar and a jukebox).

‘Am I in a London hotel or a rural one? The capital is at my feet, but country pursuits are on hand’

No two bedrooms are the same and they are all lovely: homely yet vibrant, with a mix of old and new furniture (much of it came with the hotel), paperbacks chosen by Fyfe, free-standing bath tubs, charming café curtains and the prettiest of mirrors.

The Mitre is substantial. It has two restaurants, a lovely events space, the orangery,

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Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On Hotel Bella Luna

Friday 23rd October 2020, 6pm, Flightpath Theatre.

The owner has put his hotel in peril as a means to increase his wealth. Much to the dismay of the remaining staff, guests (you) and his own daughter, the concerned and adorable Bellhop, Chloe LH .

As a hotel guest you are invited to the various spaces on Bella Luna to investigate and solve the issues at hand.

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On Hotel Bella Luna

This evening of entertainment is a cross between an escape room, improv games and comedy theatre.

Hotel guests can choose their involvement. As a VIP you can be an observer of the mischief at hand. If you like to engage you can do so without fear of being pestered. It was not clear if one could call out at any point or just when invited. There may have been more audience involvement if we were allowed to comment when we had the urge rather than just the obvious moments of involvement.

The cast perform with an enthusiastic energy and a friendly demeanour that encourages the audience to engage. The performances have the right amount of character depth mixed with that Sci-FI parody feel. They create an environment that is not only entertaining and playful but also safe and easy going.

There is a rotating cast of seven, with four actors performing each night. Like any Hotel you can visit a few times to enjoy a new adventure with each visit.

This night had a superb Robot, Lachlan Tiberius Ruffy, who had an entertaining riddle to solve and a night of hilarious one liners.

Amy Victoria was thoroughly enjoyable as the pompous and entertaining Hotel guest, that kept the night rolling along with clever interjections and summations.

Nathan Porteus played the ultimate jovial, entertaining, concierge and Bellhop, creating hilarity and moments of down to earth familiarity.

Director Davey Seagle has devised a cohesive team, that while improvising, work well together to keep the story moving along, that bounce off each other with aplomb and with the right a humour and energy.

The final summation scene is a clever and fun way to end the journey.

Hotel Bella Luna creates a fun filled night that is engaging, entertaining, full of laughs and you’ll feel like you’ve had a cheeky hug.

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Tired of the same old home office? Punch the clock in a hotel guest room

At the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C., I had to resist. No swaddling in the plush bathrobe. No running a hot bath. No clicking through the movie channels. No vacation-style activities.

After months of working from my apartment, staring at the same sickly plant, I wanted a change of scenery and indoor flora. So I booked a day at the hotel and turned Room 415 into my office. The reporter will see you now.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, leisure travelers typically reserved daytime stays if they had long layovers or evening flights. The hotels were often near an international airport, so guests could rest and shower before hopping on a shuttle and jetting off to their next destination. Business travelers also occupied hotels during the working hours, using the properties’ conference rooms or executive suites as satellite offices. During the global crisis, however, a new type of traveler has emerged: the accidental digital nomad. To accommodate the needs of remote workers, hotels are flipping their reservation times and touting their office amenities over their R&R perks, many of which are closed or limited anyhow.

“Most hotels will be open to something like this,” said John S. Fareed, managing director of North America at Horwath HTL, a consulting firm that specializes in hospitality, tourism and leisure. “Some are really going for it and promoting it. Others are going with the flow. But right now, I think this should be a priority.”

Red Roof Inn was at the forefront of the WFH trend, with the “H” standing for “hotel.” The budget chain introduced its Work Under Our Roof promotion in late March. The initial deal was optimistic: It expired on May 31. The company has since extended the deadline to the end of the year. The weekday rate starts at $39 and includes a guest room from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., local and long-distance phone calls, a fax machine, workstation and coffee maker, depending on the room. Pets are also invited, as long as your cat or dog doesn’t chew the office furniture.

Since then, more properties have jumped into the carpool lane. In downtown Washington, the Hamilton Hotel’s Work from Hamilton package includes a room or suite from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Starbucks breakfast, and access to the PressReader, a digital news source with more than 7,000 publications in 200 languages. Guests who sign up for Fig Works Perks at the Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles receive accommodations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking, high-speed Wi-Fi, use of a copy machine, and an in-room coffee machine and refrigerator. Just imagine: No one will poach your leftover pasta salad or accuse you of leaving a dirty coffee mug in the sink.

A few hospitality companies are going even further and proposing a lifestyle revolution. CitizenM, for one, recently unveiled two programs that might tempt you to break your lease and re-home your house plants. With Global Passport, subscribers can book up to 30 consecutive days at CitizenM’s 21 properties

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Covid-19: New Plymouth hotel awaits all-clear on room used by guest who tested positive for coronavirus

This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.

A New Plymouth hotelier is confident there is little health risk for guests who stayed in the same room as a man who tested positive for Covid-19.

The Auckland man spent two days working at Port Taranaki before experiencing symptoms.

A New Plymouth hotelier is confident there is little health risk for guests who stayed in the same room as a man who tested positive for Covid-19. (File photo)

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A New Plymouth hotelier is confident there is little health risk for guests who stayed in the same room as a man who tested positive for Covid-19. (File photo)

He was among about 150 guests staying at the Devon Hotel on Tuesday night.

The hotel’s owner, Peter Tennent, said different guests stayed in that same room until Sunday when he was notified of the case.

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“On this occasion I’m grateful the guest checked in, went straight to their room, checked out and left and went to work. The guest wanted to stay another night, but we were full.

“I understand the next 12 to 24 hours could potentially have been a problem … it would’ve gone from no risk to low risk. It’s blind luck but I’m grateful that didn’t happen.”

He said the hotel has a strict cleaning regime and each room is fully cleaned when a guest leaves.

“We go to a lot of trouble with door handles and touch points with the protocols around the hotel and I’m proud of the team but it’s always appropriate to stop and say ‘have we got it right’ and this is a classic example that just through blind luck we were a day early from that infectious period.”

He said health authorities told him the man was unlikely to have been contagious during his stay.

The man, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, had worked at Port Taranaki two days before experiencing symptoms. (File photo)

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The man, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, had worked at Port Taranaki two days before experiencing symptoms. (File photo)

Tennent said the room was fully booked until the hotel was notified of the positive case.

“The guest checked out early Wednesday morning and that room has been used every night with different guests till this morning [Sunday]. That room has now been blocked and the deep clean has been done and that room will not be let until we get a full clearance from the health department,” he said.

“All those details have been given to the health department but I haven’t heard and don’t anticipate hearing back unless there’s a problem and I don’t anticipate there’ll be a problem.”

He said the hotel was open and locals had not been put off coming to the bar and restaurant to watch the All Blacks’ match on Sunday night.

This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.

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Police: Bloody footprints lead to injured hotel guest in Norwalk


NORWALK — Bloody footprints leading to a room at the Norwalk Inn led to the discovery of an injured person there and launched a police search that continued into South Norwalk on Saturday night, police said.

Norwalk Police said they received a call around 10:15 p.m. from staff at the Nowalk Inn, 99 East Ave., reporting the bloody footprints.

Officers spoke to the injured guest, who police said was uncooperative. The guest, who was not identified by police, was taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment of a leg wound, which police said was non-life-threatening.


Other officers and a tracking dog from another department followed a bloody trail from the Norwalk Inn to the area of South Main Street, which is more than 2 miles from the hotel, according to Google Maps.



The cause of the leg wound was not known, and Norwalk Police said Sunday that the investigation remained open.


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Tired of the same old home office? Punch the clock in a hotel guest room.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, leisure travelers typically reserved daytime stays if they had long layovers or evening flights. The hotels were often near an international airport, so guests could rest and shower before hopping on a shuttle and jetting off to their next destination. Business travelers also occupied hotels during the working hours, using the properties’ conference rooms or executive suites as satellite offices. During the global crisis, however, a new type of traveler has emerged: the accidental digital nomad. To accommodate the needs of remote workers, hotels are flipping their reservation times and touting their office amenities over their R&R perks, many of which are closed or limited anyhow.

“Most hotels will be open to something like this,” said John S. Fareed, managing director of North America at Horwath HTL, a consulting firm that specializes in hospitality, tourism and leisure. “Some are really going for it and promoting it. Others are going with the flow. But right now, I think this should be a priority.”

Red Roof Inn was at the forefront of the WFH trend, with the “H” standing for “hotel.” The budget chain introduced its Work Under Our Roof promotion in late March. The initial deal was optimistic: It expired on May 31. The company has since extended the deadline to the end of the year. The weekday rate starts at $39 and includes a guest room from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., local and long-distance phone calls, a fax machine, workstation and coffee maker, depending on the room. Pets are also invited, as long as your cat or dog doesn’t chew the office furniture.

Since then, more properties have jumped into the carpool lane. In downtown Washington, the Hamilton Hotel’s Work from Hamilton package includes a room or suite from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Starbucks breakfast, and access to the PressReader, a digital news source with more than 7,000 publications in 200 languages. Guests who sign up for Fig Works Perks at the Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles receive accommodations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking, high-speed WiFi, use of a copy machine, and an in-room coffee machine and refrigerator. Just imagine: No one will poach your leftover pasta salad or accuse you of leaving a dirty coffee mug in the sink.

A few hospitality companies are going even further and proposing a lifestyle revolution. CitizenM, for one, recently unveiled two programs that might tempt you to break your lease and re-home your house plants. With Global Passport, subscribers can book up to 30 consecutive days at CitizenM’s 21 properties for the fixed rate of $50 a night. (You must spend at least seven nights and no more than 29 nights in one location.) Only 1,000 passports are available, and the company has sold several hundred since its launch in late September. If you’re not ready to ditch the ficus, the monthly corporate subscription plan provides workspace in any CitizenM living room, plus three nights’ lodging, breakfast and three hours of meeting space, for

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