Hotel Monaco (5th & Chestnut) opened to overnight guests last Thursday. It took less than two days for a guest to file a report with Philadelphia police.
A 38-year-old male guest told police that his cellphone and a wallet containing credit cards were stolen from his suite between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. His hotel door did not close properly, and he was awaiting hotel maintenance to fix it, according to the police report.
The theft occurred in a suite, and the victim told police he may have been there at the time but in a separate room. Police say that he gave no description of the alleged thief and that no arrests have been made.
A hotel manager said he would never discuss confidential guest information with a newspaper.
While this poor fellow may not have had fun, it seems Mayor Nutter had a nice time at the hotel's Stratus Lounge, having had drinks there Friday and Saturday nights. State Sen. Larry Farnese dined at the Monaco's Red Owl restaurant and then checked out Stratus on Saturday night.
And as we told you in Monday's column, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb also had a few drinks at Stratus on Friday.