A missing $800,000 diamond ring was found in a vacuum cleaner bag at the prestigious Ritz Hotel in Paris. Dismissing theft rumors, the hotel offered the millionaire businesswoman a three-night stay as compensation.

Via Facebook / @Ritz Paris. Diamond ring photo used for representation only.


The Ritz Hotel, an ultra-expensive ring, and a raging Malaysian businesswoman are the central characters of this real-life scary-tale. While not horrifying for readers, it certainly was for the involved parties, as a $800,000 diamond ring went missing at the Ritz hotel in Paris. The ring belonged to a Malaysian guest, staying at one of the world’s leading hotels. On December 8th, 2023, the owner left the ring on a table before embarking on a shopping spree in the city. Upon returning from her Parisian trip to gather more luxuries, the woman was shocked to discover the loss of her ring.

Via Facebook / @Ritz Paris

The proactive businesswoman immediately filed a complaint with the hotel, located at Place Vendôme. The hotel cooperated, stating it would explore all leads. The disappearance of a ring from a room in one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, a symbol of high society, seemed like theft. The police launched an investigation, with prosecutors keen to determine if this was indeed a burglary. However, the situation was resolved smoothly when the expensive diamond ring was found within two days in a vacuum cleaner bag.

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Via Facebook / @Ritz Paris

Le Parisien quoted a statement from the Ritz Hotel, which, though not entirely convincing, stated, ‘Thanks to the meticulous search efforts of our security agents, the ring was found this morning. Our client is delighted with this news. We extend our gratitude to the Ritz Paris employees who participated in this search and who consistently work with integrity and professionalism.’

Via Facebook / @Ritz Paris

The Ritz offered three night’ stay to the client to make amends for the stress caused-
The discovery of the ring in a vacuum cleaner bag, rather than where it was left, is a reason enough for the Malaysian woman to reconsider her future visits to the 125-year-old legendary hotel. According to Le Parisien, the Paris prosecutor’s office assigned the investigation to the banditry suppression brigade. The public prosecutor will decide the next steps, which could either close the case or lead to further investigation.

The plush Suite Impériale

Paris Ritz Hotel extended the olive branch by offering its client three nights as compensation. The average price of a night’s stay in the distinguished property is $3,000, which means the hotel thought that a nearly $10000 commercial gesture was good enough to make up for what happened with the $1 million ring; unless they floored their disconcerted guest, with the most lavish $20,000 a night Suite Impériale. Now that’s an apology!

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Via Facebook / @Ritz Paris

The glamour of the Hôtel Ritz Paris is unmatched-
Whether the same can be said about their apology is up for debate, but the 159-room hotel’s reputation for opulence, service, and fine dining is undeniable. Its allure has attracted illustrious celebrities over the decades, including Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, and Maria Callas, all loyal patrons of the Ritz Paris. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel made the hotel suite her home for 34 years.

The Ritz has one of the best spas in Paris. Via Facebook / @Ritz Paris

The hotel, which has a staff of 600, underwent an extensive renovation from 2012 to 2016. As a cultural icon, the Ritz features several high-end restaurants and bars, including L’Espadon, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and the Hemingway Bar, named after the American author who was a frequent guest.

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