The top floor of a Travelodge in Feltham, West London was being used almost exclusively by a ring of European hookers – up until some party poopers decided to do a little “investigative journalism.” The Sun discovered the advertisements for prostitution on an adult website. An undercover investigation was conducted by reporters, and once contacted over the internet they were instructed to call from a parking lot just outside the hotel.
From here they were directed to an elevator away from busier parts of the hotel such as the bar and reception area. Upon arriving at the top floor they discovered a series of rooms occupied by women of different nationalities, most of whom spoke poor English.
A Hungarian woman led one reporter to a room where she asked for about $100 for half an hour. The reporter, playing it dumb, asked her to clarify what he was paying for at which point her pimp popped out and cleared up any confusion. After paying the man, a reporter found himself in one of the rooms where a woman clawed at his shirt buttons while another half-naked woman offered him drinks. Now that’s what I call full service.
According to the article, none of the reporters were deep enough undercover to have sex while on assignment. Amateurs. If Bucky sent me undercover to investigate some illegal European hookers and their secret bordello, I would have come back looking like Bruce Willis at the end of Die Hard – half naked, shoeless, and covered in bodily fluids.
After informing the Travelodge about the shenanigans going on up on the top floor, the hotel issued the following statement:
“When this matter was brought to our attention we immediately contacted the police and increased security at the hotel. We will take legal action against this company and their employees will be barred from using any of our hotels.”
Way to ruin a good thing, legitimate journalism.