Paris' luxury Ritz hotel finds guest's missing diamond ring in hoover

France AP - Martial Trezzini
DEC 11, 2023 LISTEN
AP - Martial Trezzini

Lost a very expensive diamond ring? Try checking the vacuum cleaner. That's what employees of Paris' luxury Ritz hotel did — and got lucky.

Le Parisien newspaper reported Sunday that a Malaysian guest of the hotel filed a police complaint on Friday alleging that her diamond ring vanished from her room. The newspaper said the ring was worth an estimated €750,000.

The Ritz Paris wouldn't release details about the ring or the client but said the ring had been found on Sunday.

“Thanks to meticulous searches by security agents at the Ritz Paris, the ring was found this morning in a vacuum cleaner bag,” the hotel said in a statement.

“Our client is happy at the news.”
According to Malaysian newspaper The Star, the woman was only described as a "Malaysian businesswoman," who had reported to police that she had left the ring on a table on Friday, 8 December, while she went window shopping in the city for a few hours.

According to the website of the Ritz, located at Place Vendome in central Paris, room prices in the hotel start at a modest €2,000 per night, but can go up to a staggering €46,900 for the 218 m2 Imperial Suite.

(with newsagencies)