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If you thought you were being a savvy budget traveler by loading up at your hotel’s complimentary breakfast buffet, next time take a good look around you. Some of the people around you have taken savings to a superstar level–they are enjoying a free breakfast at a hotel they aren’t even staying in.
Hotel managers are noticing more and more that their breakfast buffets are being enjoyed by non-guests who walked off the street and helped themselves.
“If you are savvy and need something to eat, it’s an easy thing to do,” said Bobby Bowers, senior vice president of operations for STR, a hotel research company… Nine out of 10 times staff won’t say anything unless the person is a regular offender or “looks tough and dirty,” he said.
There may be no such thing as a free lunch–but with a little cunning looks like you can get a free breakfast.