Luxury Hotel Encourages Guests to Steal

A luxury hotel in Melbourne is inviting guests to arrive with empty bags and "steal" from them during their stay.

The Prince Hotel in the beachside suburb of St Kilda launched the "Steal the Suite" experience with guests able to book until May 31.

"At The Prince, you could never overstay your welcome. In fact, we want you to put your feet up, open your bags and home on in," the hotel said.

"Delicious debauchery, utter self-indulgence. We're inviting you to a one-of-a-kind stay at The Prince, where you leave with more than you came."

The hotel has partnered with a bunch of local brands, decking out the rooms with luxury items including towels, sheets, toiletries, and alcohol.

"We're inviting you to stuff your suitcase with Grown Alchemist skin and body care, Marloe Marloe handmade ceramics, Cultiver Linen bedware, extra soft Hommey cushions and slides.

"Plus, leave deliciously nourished and boozed up with a mini-bar packed full of goodies from the European grocer, Little Prince Wine and Mitchelton Wines."

While the room costs AU$999 (NZ$1085) a night, the hotel claims to have decked the suite out with goods worth more than AU$2000 (NZ$2170).

"We have seen some guests go to extraordinary lengths to smuggle items out of their hotel room, so we decided to expose this guilty pleasure," hotel manager Ben Chan said.

"'Steal The Suite' let’s guests steal items that are truly worth it."

The stay is held in the hotel's superior room which has a balcony and sweeping views of Fitzroy St and glimpses of Port Phillip Bay.