How to improve your safety in hotels

4/5/2016 12:03:10 PM

Safety in hotelsA sports reporter won a $ 55 million lawsuit over a nude video that was taken by a stalker who got a hotel room next to hers. The hotel was blamed for disclosing information about the reporter’s room number. How can business travellers prevent incidents like this?

UK Business Insider compiled a list of useful tips to keep your information and yourself safe.

  • Look for properties that offer restricted access, like hotels that block access to guest floors unless you have a key to insert in the elevator
  • For women who are traveling alone, using "Mrs." when checking in your name may help give the impression that you're traveling with at least one other person.
  • hotels will often pre-block rooms before you check in, so ask for a room change upon arrival. This helps eliminate the chance of anyone knowing what your room number is before your arrival.
  • Put the "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door when you leave the room, to give off the impression that there are people inside.
  • Avoid staying on the ground floor, since this is often the easiest target for robberies and room entries
  • Cover the peephole on your door, as this is an easy way for people to catch a glimpse inside your room.

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