By Julie Gordon
A well-heeled traveler was “eaten alive” by bed bugs during a recent stay at a chic boutique hotel in Paris, the itchy globetrotter told Page Six.
During a trip to the Hotel Thoumieux — part of the Costes brothers’ Beaumarly group, which also includes Hotel Amour, Grand Hotel Amour and restaurants Café Francais and Café Marly — the weary jetsetter alleges to have gotten an unwelcome 4:30 a.m. wakeup call after feeling an “incredible itching and burning.”
“I’ve traveled from one end of the world to the other, and I have never seen anything like it,” the traveler said. “Bed bugs were everywhere. I feel like I’m scarred for life.”
Thinking at first that mosquitoes were the culprit, the guest called the front desk and switched rooms for the duration of the vacation.
But while on the flight home to the United States it was clear, “I had been eaten alive.” Two doctors later confirmed the bites came from bed bugs over several days, the traveler said.
In an email viewed by Page Six, the hotel apologized and told the guest, “We are so sorry for what happened.” The traveler said the charge for the first night of the trip was removed.
The hotel didn’t respond to requests for comment.