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What Is It About Hotels That Makes People Act Naughty?

April 20, 2012 at 9:32 AM | by | ()

We love a good hotel party just as much as anyone else, but two major stories in the news this week are making us wonder: how much hotel partying is too much hotel partying? We're referring, of course, to the two major hotel scandals making headlines this week: the Secret Service's bachelor-party-gone-awry in Colombia, and Lindsay Lohan's TMZ-licious scandal at The Standard West Hollywood. Two separate, unrelated incidents, but both perfect examples of why some guests really need chaperoning more than others.

Sometimes, the misbehavior is confined to just the nightclubs, or just the rooftop bars, and that's perfectly OK. But, as we've seen, that's rarely the case.

For the rest of us not so innocent bystanders, the best we can do to avoid getting mixed up in any trouble is to keep the door tightly locked at all times; but that doesn't really address the problem. Whether it's guests getting a little too touchy-feely with housekeepers, or celebs behaving badly, there's just something about hotels that causes people to act a little naughtier than usual.

So is there a need for a hotel chaperone-type figure? Someone to be on hand, keeping tabs on the hotel when instances like these arise. Lindsay clearly has a need for some hand-holding whenever she checks into a hotel (see: the Chateau Marmont, Dream Downtown, the Standard New York, The Raleight, and prolly a few others too), and it looks like certain members of the Secret Service could use accompaniment as well. And let's not forget the aggrieved NYC housekeepers who are now armed with their own individual panic buttons!

Some guests simply require more chaperoning than others. Do you think this is something that should be addressed? Or is the misbehavior simply part of hotels' appeal? We want to hear your input!

[Photo: Hotel Caribe/Facebook]

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@gottofly responded: "It's not home so they think they can get away with something.."

Where liquor goes, trouble follows.

Alcohol and beds are always a dangerous combination. One of them leads to the other.

It about the sudden world of freedom

its like a home away from the world that  one is used to. There's always that feeling of the freedom that one has always yearned for. Hence the fr