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Drop That Towel! Hotels Get Serious About Foiling Linen Thieves

Is hotel check out about to become a much more emberrassing ritual?

It might if you're one of the 5 to 20 percent of hotel guests who steal towels, robes and other linens each month from hotels around the world. CNN is reporting that hotels in Miami, Chicago and New York City are the first customers of a new company called Linen Tracker that tags linens with waterproof, radio-transmitter chips. The new technology not only helps hoteliers track inventory within the hotel, it has already helped nab several guests who, um, forgot that the cushy hotel robe was in their luggage as they made their way to the doors of the hotel.

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