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Possibly The Stupidest Hotel Thief Ever Tries To Burgle Mike Tyson

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January 5, 2012 at 9:30 AM | by | Comment (1)

If we could be handing out more HotelChatter awards this week, this story would be a slam dunk in the "stupidest hotel thief ever" category (which shouldn't be confused with most inventive thief, or luckiest thief).

An unnamed intruder broke into a room at The Cosmopolitan shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve—probably assuming its inhabitants would be out partying. Which they weren't. Nor, he soon found out, were they just any old hotel guests. Fast asleep in bed, with his family around him, was heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who woke to strange "rustling sounds" and the glare of the intruder's flashlight, TMZ reports.

Incredibly, the thief got away with his ear face intact. On second thought, maybe that "luckiest thief" title should go to him after all.

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People's Choice Award: Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

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December 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's what you've been waiting all year for--The 2011 HotelChatter Awards! We'll be bringing you the best and worst of the year all day today and part of tomorrow. Agree or disagree with our picks? Air your thoughts in the comments below.

Despite a slew of juicy celebrity scoops and noteworthy hotel openings, it seems the one story line you guys just couldn't get enough of this year was in Las Vegas, at The Cosmopolitan. Might that have something to do with a particular bathroom incident that took place last spring in the lobby? Maaaaybe so. But, after three consecutive apologies from the hotel's PR team, we're willing to focus on The Cosmo's other, more appealing qualities—least of all, the fact that it still remains one of the prettiest hotels on the Vegas strip.

And we don't feel at all bad about sharing some of the Cosmo's glory with another crowd-pleaser from this year: New York's Mondrian Soho, which opened to a dizzying array of A-listers during Fashion Week in February.

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