Hotel Safety for Your Next Business Trip or Vacation Get-a-Way

Written by Michelle Annese

From a business trip torepparttar next weekend get-a-way, personal safety and security should be on your mind. It can be especially challenging when your flight was delayed,repparttar 139282 taxi cab line was never ending and all you want to do is park, check-in and get to your room as fast as possible. But wait… take some time now to think about your safety with these easy but life-protecting tips…

Checking in …

-if valet parking is available, use it. If not, park byrepparttar 139283 lobby doors and ask for a hotel escort intorepparttar 139284 parking lot or garage. A small tip torepparttar 139285 person assisting you is well worth to protect your safety.

-travelrepparttar 139286 lot to park inrepparttar 139287 most safest space possible. Check to make sure no one is loitering and where you park is well-lit. Try to park as close torepparttar 139288 lobby as possible.

-take out all personal items, laptops, electronic devices, money or any other valuables out before you orrepparttar 139289 valet parks your vehicle. Take items with you or lock them in your trunk.

-when registering, use only your first initial and your last name. Use your business address and phone number.

-request for a room not on a first or second floor (more thefts occur on these two levels especially if there is a sliding glass door, window or balcony) and available with an inside corridor. Ifrepparttar 139290 hotel has many buildings, get your room withinrepparttar 139291 main building ofrepparttar 139292 hotel.

-askrepparttar 139293 front desk attendant to write down your room number, not said out loud to have bystanders overhear what room you are in.

- askrepparttar 139294 hotel staff aboutrepparttar 139295 safety of jogging nearby or walking from your hotel to nearby restaurants, movie theaters orrepparttar 139296 parking lot. They are oftenrepparttar 139297 most reliable source of information aboutrepparttar 139298 neighborhood. Don't hesitate to ask about transportation shuttle services and escorts to your car or room. If you inquire about or walking areas atrepparttar 139299 front desk, verifyrepparttar 139300 employee giving you advice has knowledge ofrepparttar 139301 area.

-if your room key is labeled withrepparttar 139302 room number, take care not to let others see that number. Safeguard your key at all times. Especially in public places. Don’t leave it at a restaurant table, byrepparttar 139303 swimming pool, bar or gym. Don’t give it to others. Don’t leave it inrepparttar 139304 room or inrepparttar 139305 hotel room door.

-do not draw attention to yourself by wearing large pieces of jewelry or flash large amounts of cash.


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